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Chambers UK, 2017: Life Sciences

Chambers UK, 2017: Life Sciences

02/01/2017 16:10:30

Powell Gilbert LLP is in Band 1 for Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation

Penny Gilbert, Tim Powell and Zoë Butler are leading individuals recommended for Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation

What the team is known for Firm devoted solely to IP and steeped in the life sciences sector. One of the finest patent litigation practices in the world, acting on behalf of innovators and generics.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very easy to work with - client-focused and practical."

"It is clearly a great firm and is very busy in the courts."

Work highlights Advised Norwegian company Pharmaq on a challenge to Intervet's SPC regarding a vaccine against pancreatic disease in farmed salmon.

Successfully defended Kymab against claims of patent infringement made by Regeneron in relation to the production of human monoclonal antibodies in transgenic mice.

Notable practitioners

Penny Gilbert is a patent litigation specialist who enjoys strong market standing for the extensive depth of her expertise. Sources say: "She is an excellent scientist and an excellent litigator - a rare combination."

Tim Powell is considered by sources to be "one of the leading lights in patent litigation for biotechnology and pharmaceuticals." He is a solicitor advocate and particularly recommended for multi-jurisdictional litigation strategy.

Zoë Butler is highly regarded for patent litigation on behalf of biotech and pharmaceuticals companies. She also is experienced in European Patent Office opposition proceedings.