Gabriella Bornstein is an intellectual property litigator in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. She has extensive trial and appellate experience with life sciences and high-tech 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 high value, cross-border disputes dealing with complex jurisdictional and damages/FRAND inquiries.

Gabriella is recognised as a Rising Star by Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars and listed as a key lawyer in Legal500’s patents category. She is dual qualified in science and law, giving her particular insight into the challenges facing her IP clients.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

“NFTs: what they are, what most people think they are, and why those people are wrong,” AIPPI UK, March 2022 

"Biosimilar Litigation Strategies,” Young EPLAW Conference, April 2021 

“Protecting Your Brand: The IP Minefield,” Professional Beauty World, September 2020


“Trade Secrets 2022: Law and Practice,” Chambers and Partners Practice Guides, 2022 

“Inventiveness and Sufficiency of Disclosure in AI inventions,” AIPPI UK Study Group, 2021 (Highly Commended)

“Trade Secrets 2021: Law and Practice,” Chambers and Partners Practice Guides, 2021

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

“Inventorship of Inventions Made Using Artificial Intelligence,” AIPPI UK Study Group, 2020 (Prize)

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

“Asking AI to Explain Itself – A Problem of Sufficiency,” Managing Intellectual Property, March 19, 2020

Press Coverage

Quoted “DABUS: legal team reveals winning strategy and long-term hopes”, Managing Intellectual Property, 5 August 2021


Key Lawyer, Patents: Contentious & Non-Contentious, The Legal 500, 2022, 2023

Rising Star, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, 2021, 2022

Finalist, Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards, 2018

Finalist, “Young Gun of the Year,” Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

  • UK Member for Standing Committee on Free Trade Agreements

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