Litigation and dispute resolution

"Powell Gilbert provides unrivalled expertise in litigation and client counselling across all IP fields" - Managing IP Stars Handbook

Our renowned expertise in IP litigation and dispute resolution forms the core of our practice. With a team of lawyers at the forefront of the IP profession in the UK, we have been involved in some of the most high-profile and ground-breaking pieces of litigation across a wide range of technologies and industries.

With nearly all of our lawyers having scientific or technical qualifications, including many lawyers with PhDs in disciplines such as computer services and molecular biology, we are extremely well positioned to understand the technical complexities of the issues our clients face combined with our high level of legal and commercial understanding and proven litigation track-record, we are ideally placed to assist in challenges over IP rights in the UK and across Europe.

We are the only specialist firm to make the top 16 in The Lawyer's UK litigation rankings and we top its Patents Court litigation tracker. We were named IP Team of the Year in the Lawyer Awards 2016 and received the Managing IP UK Patent (Contentious) Firm of the Year Award 2016. We are listed in the highest tier for contentious Patent work by Managing IP, with six of our partners listed as "Patent Stars". Chambers describes us as "one of the best patent litigation practices in the world". We regularly feature in the top tier for patent litigation in Legal 500, Chambers and IAM 1000 World's Leading Patent Practitioners.