Patent strategy & counseling
As joint head of our international Intellectual Property Group, I bring real depth of experience with cross border IP strategies - for litigation and transactions - addressing the commercial goals of our clients.
I'm experienced in all forms of IP litigation and strategic advice, especially in an international cross border context. I have led the team in over 25 trials before the UK Patents High Court and the UK Patents County Court. I have also been the lead coordinator on well over 20 matters with patent litigation in two or more European countries. As well as IP litigation, I've been the advocate in a number of IP related arbitrations, provided freedom to operate advice and due diligence reports to companies in the life sciences, financial services and energy sectors as well as advising several companies on their patent and IP strategies in over 40 jurisdictions.
I joined Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Group in 1985 having originally trained as a barrister, and became a partner in 1989.
Last updated 30th June 2020