Bird & Bird grows intellectual property practice with arrival of life sciences patent litigator

International law firm Bird and Bird has grown its preeminent intellectual property (IP) practice with the arrival of partner Nicole Jadeja.

As a life sciences and healthcare lawyer, Nicole specialises in global patent litigation and in providing strategic IP advice, working at the interface between IP, regulatory and commercial law.  Nicole is recognised as a thought leader in life sciences and IP and as a world leading IP strategist.

As well as advising global pharmaceutical companies on business-critical patent litigation, Nicole also advises a wide-range of companies across the life sciences and healthcare sector, including innovative biotech companies developing cutting edge technologies, such as gene and cell therapy.

She holds the position of Vice Chair of the IP committee of the BioIndustry Association and is a legal member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorney's life sciences committee.

Mark Hilton, partner and co-head of Bird & Bird’s International Life Sciences & Healthcare group said: “Nicole brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge which will complement the capabilities we already have in the team. Her expertise is going to be particularly valuable to our Life Sciences clients as she helps them deal with their biggest challenges.” 

Robert Williams, partner and co-head of Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property group, London, commented: “Nicole is a very strong addition to our team and we’re confident that her arrival is going to enhance our reputation as trusted advisors to our clients and create opportunities for us to secure significant new mandates in the future.

Nicole Jadeja added: “The reputation of the global IP team at Bird & Bird speaks for itself –I’m excited to leverage the depth and breadth of knowledge within the team globally to help clients achieve their commercial goals and to shape both well established legal systems as well as the new and, in particular, the UPC.” 

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