He has extensive experience drafting opposition and appeal statements and regularly presents cases at Oral Proceedings before the Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. Rohan frequently advises on revocation and entitlement proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office.
He has special expertise in patent work in the materials science and engineering materials field, working extensively in: semiconductor and electronic materials; semiconductor processing; metallurgy; ceramics and glasses; cements and concretes; elastometric materials and composites. His broad experience also covers synthesis of hard materials for: cutting tools; coatings and laminates; surface engineering; crystal growth; heterogeneous catalyst materials and microstructural characterisation techniques.
Rohan has an MA in Materials Science and a DPhil in Materials Science both from the University of Oxford.
"Highly recommended" Global Law Experts 2021 Handbook
Recognised in the IAM Global Leader list, 2020.
Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Starts 2020
Who's Who Legal - Patents 2020: World's leading patent experts
Who's Who Legal - Patents 2019: World's leading patent experts
Who's Who Legal - Patents 2018: World's leading patent experts
Recognised by LegalComprehensive as a Top 100 Lawyer 2016/2017
Recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Patents, 2017
Recommended in IAM Patent 1000, 2016
Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook, 2016
Recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Patents, 2016 and named a ‘Most Highly Regarded Individual’
'At Boult Wade Tennant clients are impressed with Rohan Setna’s ability to “grasp the detail incredibly quickly”. He specialises in patent work relating to semiconductor and electronic materials, semiconductor processing, metallurgy, ceramics and glasses, and composites, among others.' Who's Who Legal: Patents 2016
Semiconductor Patents Lawyer of the Year in England, 2015 (Global Law Experts Annual Awards)
ICFM Leading Lawyer 500, 2015
Recommended in Lawyer’s World Premier 500, 2015
Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook, 2015
Recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Patents, 2015
‘It is little wonder that Rohan Setna is in high demand – cutting-edge innovators find the material science sage a kindred spirit, thanks to his “fresh, energetic approach.”’ IAM Patent 1000, 2014
ICFM Leading Lawyer 500, 2014
Legal 500, 2014 (Recommended, Patent Agents)
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