Gabriella Bornstein is an intellectual property litigator in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. She has extensive trial experience with pharmaceutical and SEP patents, copyright, trade marks and passing off. She has brought cases in the UK Supreme Court, the English High Court, the European Patent Office as well as matters before the EU IPO and UK IPO. She also has particular experience with patent entitlement disputes and complex damages/FRAND inquiries.

Gabriella was recognised for her work prior to joining Kirkland as a finalist in the 2018 Women in Law awards and the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards. Gabriella is dual qualified in science and law, giving her particular insight into the challenges facing her IP clients.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

“Professional Beauty Word: Protecting your Brand: The IP Minefield” September 2020


“AIPPI UK Response to UK Government Open Consultation on AI and IP” – Contributor, Patents

“2020 AIPPI UK Study Group - Inventorship of inventions made using Artificial Intelligence,” 2020 – Prize

“Trade Secrets 2020: Law and Practice,” Chambers and Partners Practice Guides, 28 April 2020

“Asking AI to explain itself – a problem of sufficiency,” Managing Intellectual Property, 19 March 2020

Memberships & Affiliations

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Reports (Headnote writer)



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015, Admitted to the High Court of Australia
  • 2015, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia


  • English
  • French


  • Monash UniversityB.Sc., Mathematics & Atmospheric Science; LL.B.First Class Honours2014
    Monash University Prize for Advocacy