Powell Gilbert LLP is a leading firm for Intellectual Property
Tim Powell and Penny Gilbert are recommended as ‘Leading Individuals’.
Simon Ayrton, Zoë Butler, Ari Laakkonen and Alex Wilson are recommended individuals.
Powell Gilbert LLP demonstrated its reputation in the patent space by defending Huawei in a patent action by Unwired Planet International concerning 3G and 4G technology. Tim Powell has ‘a deep understanding of patent law’ and led the team representing Actavis against Pfizer in a case concerning the use of the active ingredient in Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Lyrica. On the trade mark front, Simon Ayrton acted for Cambridge University in an IPEC dispute regarding the licensing of its trade mark. Other key figures within the well-established team include Penny Gilbert, Zoë Butler, Alex Wilson and Ari Laakkonen, who are ‘extremely thorough and tenacious litigators’.