Richard has experience in intellectual property litigation and advisory work, including in relation to confidential information, patents, trade marks, copyright and domain name disputes.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Richard spent periods in the microelectronics and software industries whilst training as an engineer. He has also carried out post-doctoral research and published a number of scientific papers in the fields of nanoscience and physical chemistry. He is able to call upon this strong background in a range of technologies when analysing complex patent matters in the IT, semiconductor and mobile telephony sectors.

Richard joined Powell Gilbert in 2011.

Key cases

  • Nichia Corporation v B&Q PLC (LED technology)

  • RTC v HL Display (patents - shelving)

  • Elbit v Leonardo (electronic countermeasures)​

  • Unwired Planet v Huawei & Others (telecommunications/FRAND licensing)

  • Vringo v ZTE (telecommunications/FRAND licensing)

  • HTC v Nokia (smartphones)

  • HTC v Apple (smartphones)

  • Microsoft Mobility v Motorola (smartphones)

  • Nuance v Vlingo (speech processing)

  • Gedeon Richter v Bayer (drospirenone and ethinylestradio formulations)

  • Napp v Dr Reddy's & Sandoz (transdermal patches)