Intellectual Property - London (Firms)
Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for An IP boutique that is particularly well renowned for patent litigation. Leverages the strong reputation of its patent and trade mark attorney practice. Also handles trade mark and design litigation.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "They are assertive without being aggressive - they take the right tone."
Bench strength: "They have tremendous bench strength."
Work highlights Represented MedImmune in a Court of Appeal patent infringement claim against Novartis relating to the drug Lucentis.
Acts for Budejovicky Budvar in its trade mark case against Anheuser-Busch over the 'Budweiser' mark.
William Cook is rated for his abilities in patent litigation and IP licensing. He acted for SanDisk in a patent infringement case against Kingston. "He has a lot of energy and uses it to good effect," say interviewees.
Mike Gilbert is a well-regarded litigator who handles a range of IP matters. He acted in the MedImmune case mentioned above.
Senior statesman Gregor Grant is an experienced hand at patent litigation. He acted for Occlutech in High Court litigation against AGA Medical.
Significant clients Genentech, Virgin Media, Tate & Lyle, Bridgestone, Daiichi Sankyo.