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Patrick is an intellectual property lawyer with specialist expertise in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.

Patrick is a partner in our international Intellectual Property group and is based in London.

Although primarily specialising in litigation and advice in the area of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology (his current areas of interest are antibodies, emerging stem cell technologies and recombinant biopharmaceuticals), Patrick has experience of many diverse technical fields : Nokia v HTC, Nokia v InterDigital and Nokia v IPCOM (mobile phone technology), Saint-Gobain v Fusion Provida (anti-corrosion coatings), Smith International v SPS (oil well equipment), Unilin v Kronotex (laminate flooring), Forest Safety Products v Fall-Pac (fall-arrest systems) and ERT v Upcycle (plastic moulding processes).

One of his current interests is to promote the lower cost regime of the UK Patents County Court in order to support SMEs in their battles to protect or enforce their patent rights.  His litigation experience combined with lean and efficient matter management can enable SMEs to avail of our patent litigation expertise where they might previously have ruled out instructing such a high profile IP firm. 

Patrick’s work also involves the preparation of validity, infringement and ‘freedom to operate’ opinions in a variety of technical fields particularly pharma/biotech and in advising companies on strategies for protecting their intellectual property rights. He works regularly with our European colleagues co-ordinating pan-European patent litigation strategies.

Patrick has a degree in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Intellectual Property law from Queen Mary, University of London. He speaks regularly to international audiences on Intellectual Property issues.  He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and our representative at the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association.

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