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Chambers UK, 2009: Intellectual Property

Chambers UK, 2009: Intellectual Property

01/01/2009 18:31:49

Simon Ayrton is recommended for IP-General


Penny Gilbert, Tim Powell, Alex Wilson and Zoë Butler are recommended for IP/Patent Litigation


This recently formed IP boutique has got off to an excellent start in the market, with sources commenting: “It is really going places - it’s a serious player and extremely efficient. It can be seen up against the big law firms in High Court litigation and stands out because of the young, enthusiastic, motivated and highly skilled team.” The firm’s soft IP expertise includes trade marks, copyrights, patents, designs and passing off matters. Its already busy workload includes representing Yeda in the High Court, and handling patent litigation for Eli Lily and Monsanto, amongst others. General IP work includes representing Gillette in a series of proceedings against traders in counterfeit M3 Power razor blades, and acting for Duracell on a case relating to counterfeit batteries. Other clients include Oral B and Fritz Hansen. “Outstanding trade mark expert,” Simon Ayrton is “a thorough litigator with immense technical knowledge.” On the pharmaceutical side, Penny Gilbert is dedicated and hard-working, with “the best scientific aptitude of any IP litigator in the UK,” according to sources. She is an expert in biotechnology and cutting-edge pharmaceuticals work. Solicitor advocate Tim Powell is “motivated, enthusiastic and scientifically skilled.” Admired for his knowledge of international law and fluency in several languages, Alex Wilson “has his finger on the pulse and comes up with innovative solutions.” Zoë Butler is a rising star at the practice with a good scientific background.