Tim Powell, Penny Gilbert, Simon Ayrton and Zoe Butler are ranked individuals in the United Kingdom
This IP litigation boutique’s “remarkable rise” is no surprise considering the abundant quality evident in its roster of litigators – a set of “clever attorneys who offer excellent value for money”. “Top-quality practitioner” Timothy Powell receives praise for his marriage of sophisticated technical and legal skills with a client service mindset. “Adept at translating arcane legal concepts into plain English”, he conducts litigation across various areas of technology and has extensive experience of coordinating multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. Recent client have included pharmaceutical producer Yeda and Fri-Jado, a manufacturer of food display and merchandising solutions. “Leading life sciences litigator” Penny Gilbert is “a particularly outstanding individual”. With an academic background in biochemistry, she recently represented Eli Lily and Company in a biotechnology patent case, the upcoming appeal of which will be the first patent case to be heard in the new UK Supreme Court. Simon Ayrton handles a broad range of contentious IP matters and is hailed by peers and “a familiar and effective opponent in patent litigation”. He recently advised Nokia in the high-profile action brought by Apple over smartphone technology patents. “An astute litigator who is becoming more and more visible” in the patent scene, Zoë Butler can shift seamlessly across a broad range of technologies: in addition to the aforementioned smartphone case, she provided counsel to BSN Medical in its dispute with Mölnlycke Health Care over wound dressing technology.