Chris specialises in contentious intellectual property 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 electronics, communications, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and defence.
Chris recently finished work on an expedited High Court patent trial relating to transdermal patches used for pain relief. Earlier this year he was working on a substantial patent matter in the High Court , in the oil and gas sector, which settled following trial but prior to judgment. 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. He also has experience relating to various trade mark and copyright matters.
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.