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Chambers UK, 2012: Intellectual Property

Chambers UK, 2012: Intellectual Property

02/01/2012 17:54:31

Simon Ayrton is recommended for IP/General

Penny Gilbert, Tim Powell, Zoe Butler and Ari Laakkonen are recommended for IP/Patent Litigation

This renowned boutique continues to expand beyond its traditional strengths in patent litigation, helping to build its reputation on soft IP matters. Clients say the firm's solicitors are "smart, strategic and friendly,"  

KEY INDIVIDUALS 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." 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. He impresses clients with his grasp of technical details and an ability to "find the best route through complicated situations". ZoĆ« 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. Ari Laakkonen has a specialist interest in electronics and IT-related IP matters, playing a key role in the firm's work…