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Rohan is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the Chemical and Materials Group.

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.







Chartered UK Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

MA Materials Science, University of Oxford

DPhil Materials Science, University of Oxford



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Materials science and engineering materials


Practice areas

Cements and concretes

Ceramics, polymers and glasses

Elastomeric materials and composites

Semiconductor and electronic materials

Semiconductor processing, metallurgy

Synthesis of hard materials

Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
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Recognised in the IAM Global Leader list, 2021.

Boult Wade Tennant was ranked Tier One by Legal 500 for both Patent and Trade Mark groups in 2020 and Rohan was recognised as a key attorney.

"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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