Powell Gilbert has again been recommended as a leading firm for Intellectual Property in the Legal 500 rankings. Both Tim Powell and Penny Gilbert are recommended as ‘leading Individuals’.
Simon Ayrton, Zoë Butler, Ari Laakkonen, Tim Whitfield and Alex Wilson are listed as recommended individuals.
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Powell Gilbert combines a ‘high level of service and a deep bench of talent’. Simon Ayrton, Zoë Butler and the ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Tim Whitfield are defending Huawei in a patent case brought by Unwired Planet.
Penny Gilbert’s highlights include defending a patent held by GlaxoSmithKline against a challenge brought by Eli Lilly, while Ari Laakkonen and Tim Powell are co-ordinating the enforcement of patents held by Vringo across three continents.
The ‘clear, precise and easy-to-work-with’ Alex Wilson is acting for HTC in a licensing dispute with smart card company Gemalto.