Chris specialises in contentious patent matters across a broad range of industries.
Chris has advised on a range of contentious intellectual property matters for both national and international clients from a number of industry sectors including life sciences, electronics, communications, oil and gas, and defence.
Chris is currently working on various contentions life sciences projects. Last year he worked on a substantial patent matter in the High Court, in the oil and gas sector, which settled following trial but prior to judgment, an expedited High Court patent trial concerning transdermal patches and a High Court patent case concerning helmet-mounted displays. Previous patent cases in the High Court have involved fixed-line and mobile telephony technology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Chris has also assisted the preparation of a patent case in the Supreme Court and worked on EPO proceedings.
Chris joined Bird & Bird in 2011 after practising in a set of barristers’ chambers specialising in intellectual property. He was called to the Bar in 2006. He has a Master of Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge University where he specialised in Materials Science and Metallurgy prior to re-training as a lawyer.
This year Chris also became a case officer in the new IP Pro Bono scheme.