Tim Powell and Penny Gilbert are recommended as 'Leading Individuals'
Powell Gilbert LLP’s ‘hands-on, creative and very supportive’ team is ‘extremely dedicated, with a clear focus on the needs of clients’. The IP boutique is particularly strong in patent litigation relating to life sciences, IT and telecoms. It co-ordinated HTC’s pan-European proceedings against Apple Inc, and department head Penny Gilbert acted for Human Genome Sciences in an appeal hearing against Eli Lilly. The practice is also advising Procter & Gamble on infringements of its IP rights by various consumer products. Tim Powell provides ‘business-minded legal advice’. Simon Ayrton is technically excellent and very active in copyright and trade mark areas’. Tim Whitfield is ‘very bright and has tremendous drive’, Zoë Butler is ‘an extremely skilled lawyer’, and Alex Wilson and Ari Laakkonen are ‘extremely good’.