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

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

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


“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

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