THE FIRM This team earns strong market endorsement for its transactional and patent infringement work. It also advises a range of clients on patent prosecution and strategic patent portfolio development. Recent highlights include defending Cisco Systems in multijurisdictional suits brought by Teles regarding patents in the field of internet telephony. Other notable clients include Teva Pharmaceuticals, GE, IBM and JPMorgan Chase.
Sources say: "They are highly professional,pragmatic and responsive, and always give well-considered and profound advice."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Paul Ware is a "highly accomplished trial lawyer" who "gets high-profile cases because he is extremely good." He appears in substantial commercial, financial and IP litigation.
Duncan Greenhalgh "knows biotech and the way it should be prosecuted," and is "known to get good results," sources say. His clients include CytoPherx, AVEO Pharmaceuticals and Cambridge Endoscopic Devices.
The "highly respected" Douglas Kline is a "great litigator" who is particularly recommended for his client handling skills. He is representing Helicos Biosciences in a case brought against three defendants relating to next generation DNA sequencing by synthesis.
Anthony Downs is chair of the firm's IP litigation practice. He recently defended Teva Pharmaceuticals in a patent infringement case brought by Pronova.
John Englander has particular expertise in representing clients in patent infringement claims involving semiconductor manufacturing tools, stem cell technology and generic drugs. Notable clients include Applied Materials and JPS Elastomerics.
Edmund Pitcher advises clients on a variety of IP matters, including patent portfolio development matters and patent litigation. He advises Diagnostics for All on matters relating to its IP estate worldwide.