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Patent star 2022


Jurisdictions:

United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Biotechnology
Chemistry
Life sciences
Pharmaceutical
Telecommunication


David leads the Dispute Resolution team at Carpmaels & Ransford and has over 25 years’ experience of handling complex patent disputes involving multi-jurisdictional litigation between major science and technology companies, in particular in the pharmaceutical and telecommunications sectors. He was recently awarded IP Lawyer of the Year: Pharmaceuticals in the 2020 LMG Awards.

David has represented clients in some of the UK’s largest patent cases (including successfully acting for his clients all the way up to the Supreme Court in what is now the leading UK case on claim construction). David also has particular expertise in litigating patent-related disputes where they arise in the context of existing license agreements and in negotiating high-value licenses and settlement agreements for his clients.

During his career he has advised on ground-breaking cases which include securing victory for his clients in Kirin-Amgen, Inc. v Hoechst Marion Roussel Ltd. [2004] UKHL 46, the UK’s leading authority on patent claim construction.

After obtaining a first-class degree in Chemistry, David worked in the immunodiagnostic industry before converting to law. He first qualified as a barrister before also qualifying as a solicitor.


Industry sectors:
Aerospace & defence
Automotive
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Electrical
Financial services
Food & beverage
ICT & software
Industrials
Life sciences
Mechanical
Oil & gas
Optics & photonics
Pharmaceutical
Robotics
Semiconductors
Telecommunication

 

 

Last updated 27th February 2021