Chris specialises in contentious patent matters across a broad range of industries with a focus on life sciences.
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 contentious life sciences projects and work in the oil & gas sector. Previous patent cases in the High Court have involved medical devices and pharmaceuticals, exploration technology for oil & gas and fixed-line and mobile telephony technology. 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 prior to re-training as a lawyer.
In 2018 Chris was named as a "rising IP star" for patent litigation by Managing Intellectual Property.