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Dr Olga Gurgula

Dr Olga Gurgula
Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law (Patent law)


Olga is a Lecturer in IP Law at Brunel Law School. She is a lecturer and a course convenor for the Patent law and Practice module (part of the PGCert in Intellectual Property), as well as contributes to other modules related to intellectual property and contract law.

Olga holds a Visiting Fellow position at the Oxford Martin School, the University of Oxford. She is part of the Oxford Martin Programme on Affordable Medicines, working on the ‘open innovation in drug development’ project that is aimed at facilitating the accessibility and affordability of medicines. Olga is also a Research Coordinator for a UK technical assistance project that provides support on the establishment and operation of the new IP Court in Ukraine. 

Before joining the Brunel Law School, Olga was a Lecturer in IP Law at the Aston Law School, where she taught Principles of Intellectual Property Law and Intellectual Property Law to business and law students. Prior to her lectureship at Aston University, Olga worked as a Reserach Associate at Queen Mary University of London. 


Olga is qualified as a Ukrainian attorney in 2004 and prior to the commencement of her PhD research, she worked in private practice over 10 years. She was counselling on a wide range of IP and corporate matters and was involved in numerous litigation proceedings concerning a wide range of commercial and civil disputes.