Afzana Anwer is an experienced corporate lawyer with a strong background in Intellectual Property, both contentious and non-contentious. She manages IP portfolios for companies from the entrepreneurial start-ups, SMEs, to the multinationals and universities. She has managed IP due diligence for acquisition portfolios up to $800,000 million in the last year. Afzana has successfully challenged internal and external processes to step up value propositions beyond the offering of legal services to identify game changers and drive value back to companies through innovation capture, placed measures to safeguard, defend and exploit company IP assets, and drafted and negotiated a wide variety of bespoke commercial contracts including confidentiality, collaboration, development, supply and license agreements. As an international IP litigator, admitted to practice law in the US (Massachusetts) and UK, he has participated in litigation of international IP matters, including offensive and defensive positions. Additionally Afzana has conducted engineering research at University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).