Powell Gilbert LLP is top ranked for Chambers Global UK - Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
Penny Gilbert and Tim Powell are in Band 1, with Simon Ayrton, Zoe Butler and Ari Laakkonen recommended for Intellectual Property.
Alex Wilson is listed as Intellectual Property German Foreign Experts based in the UK
Penny Gilbert is recommended Global-wide for Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation
Penny Gilbert is one of the most celebrated patent litigators in the country and acts for life sciences and hi-tech companies. She also assists with IP due diligence exercises and freedom to operate analyses. Sources say: "She is one of the most talented lawyers in London. She has great insight into cases and is very efficient."
“Longstanding litigator” Penny Gilbert of Powell Gilbert LLP is a well-respected name in the market, noted for her IP expertise. Based in London, she advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients. Further sources say: “She is knowledgeable with good technical skills.”
Tim Powell is a solicitor-advocate recommended for electronics and life sciences patent litigation. His recent work includes advising on FRAND proceedings and disputes arising from the production of 'skinny label' pharmaceuticals.
Simon Ayrton advises on IP portfolio management and a wide range of brand protection matters, such as anti-counterfeiting actions and trade mark licensing disputes. He also works on high-value electronics patent litigation cases.
Zoë Butler is best known for patent infringement disputes within the telecoms sector. She also has substantial experience in copyright and trade mark litigation.
Ari Laakkonen is highly regarded for patent disputes involving telecoms, computer science and digital media. He is particularly good at co-ordinating disputes involving parallel proceedings in other European jurisdictions.
London-based Alex Wilson of Powell Gilbert LLP’is bilingual in English and German and acts for numerous German clients. Much of his work involves IP enforcement and patent disputes before the EPO and German courts. "Standout” litigator Alex Wilson specialises in pharmaceuticals and hi-tech disputes concerned with patent invalidation attempts, infringement claims and the entry of generic products to European markets, particularly Germany.