Powell Gilbert

United Kingdom (England)

85 Fleet Street
United Kingdom (England)

+44 (0)20 3040 8000

Powell Gilbert LLP is a specialist IP litigation law firm. It is now one of the largest, most innovative and most highly-regarded IP teams in the UK. The firm’s lawyers include some of the leading practitioners in their field and most have technical backgrounds (including PhDs) in relevant scientific disciplines.

From acting in the earliest biotechnology patent cases to involvement in the smartphone wars, Powell Gilbert provides unrivalled expertise in litigation and client counselling across all IP fields. This includes advising on patents spanning all technologies, as well as on all aspects of trademarks, copyright, design rights, passing off, confidential information and related areas.

The firm has appeared in many of the most technically complex and legally challenging cases in the UK patent courts, notably the first patent case in the UK Supreme Court, as well as representing clients routinely in claims before the UK High Court and the IP Enterprise Court.

Powell Gilbert has a wealth of experience in devising and coordinating multinational and pan-European litigation strategies, often playing a central role in cases before overseas courts. The firm has also represented clients in appeals to the European Court of Justice and the European Free Trade Area Court, in relation to the EU SPC Regulation.

Powell Gilbert has a track record of devising and delivering creative solutions for some of the world’s most sophisticated brands-based businesses, often resolving disputes without the need to serve legal proceedings. Furthermore, the firm is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, particularly in relation to patent and technology licences.

As one of Europe’s leading patent litigation firms, its deep expertise, broad procedural experience, technical strengths and the ability to communicate arguments clearly and concisely give the firm a tactical advantage for representing clients in the UPC.



Network memberships: AIPPI, EPLAW, INTA, LES, IPLA

Last updated 29th January 2019

Sector expertise:


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Fashion
  • Food & Beverage
  • Green Technology
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Information Science
  • Technology + Communications
  • Luxury Goods
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media, Entertainment & Publishing
  • Medical Devices
  • Robotics + Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology + Life Sciences
  • Retail
  • Semiconductors