I have 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 27 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 arbitrations concerning patents and contract law, provided freedom to operate advice and due diligence reports to companies in the life sciences, financial services, tech & comms and energy sectors as well as advising several companies on their patent and IP strategies in over 40 jurisdictions.
I have a Masters degree from Cambridge University in Physics, Mathematics and Law. I joined Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property Group in 1985 having originally trained as a barrister, and became a partner in 1989.