William has worked on a range of contentious intellectual property matters.  His experience includes multi-jurisdictional patent litigation in the life sciences sector, including patent and SPC validity and infringement analysis, litigation strategy in light of patent lifecycle management, preliminary injunctions and co-ordinating the activities of local counsel across Europe. William also has in-house experience of trade mark litigation and regulatory matters.

William obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, including one year of study at the University of Montpellier, France, and a DPhil in Molecular Pathology from the University of Oxford following research in the field of immunology and vaccine design.

He has also spent six months on secondment to a multinational tobacco company.

William joined Powell Gilbert in 2017.

Key Cases

  • Illumina v Ariosa & Premaitha (non-invasive pre-natal testing)