Penny Gilbert, Tim Powell, Simon Ayrton and Zoe Butler are recommended for Intellectual Property
Simon Ayrton enjoys a broad-ranging practice that covers trade mark and patent work across a number of industries. Sources commend him for "thinking outside the box and providing commercially savvy solutions." In addition to his work in the UK courts he regularly co-ordinates proceedings that involve parallel actions on an international level. Penny Gilbert is an expert in the biotech sector and is viewed as one of the most respected patent litigators in the market. Interviewees are full of praise for leading practitioner Tim Powell, who impresses clients with his grasp of technical details and an ability to "find the best route through complicated situations." He focuses on multi-jurisdictional litigation, especially where patents are concerned, and has experience in handling actions throughout Europe and North America. Zoë Butler is a patent litigator who is sought out to advise on a range of technologies. Clients identify her scientific background, years of experience and grasp of detail as among the main factors in her success.