Immediate past president
Julia Florence is the immediate past president of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Until 2018, she worked as a senior patent attorney at GSK, before retiring. In her 40-year career, Florence gained extensive experience in building, managing and defending IP portfolios for pharmaceutical products at all stages of development and commercialisation. She has been involved in litigation in Europe, Turkey and South East Asia, as well as oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office. Previously, Florence was an Examiner for the European Qualifying Exams. Florence currently serves as secretary to the IP Inclusive management board.