I specialise in patent disputes in the technology and communications industry.

I'm a partner in the London office, where I work with an amazing team of high-tech patent litigators. As well as the patent expertise you'd expect, we have developed a unique expertise in the valuation of portfolios, and FRAND.

Before Bird & Bird, I was Vice President and Head of Litigation at Nokia, where I managed global commercial litigation and was part of the Legal & Compliance leadership team. This mostly involved mobile telecoms patent litigation and arbitration all around the world, and I had a very successful track record in global patent litigation strategy. I was awarded 'In-House Counsel of the Year' by "The Lawyer", and twice recognised in Managing IP's annual list of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property.

I have also worked on a variety of international litigation and arbitration matters, from competition law to commercial and tax disputes, as well as brand protection, trade marks, and design and copyright issues.

I'm a part-time District Judge in the London and South East circuit, and in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

  • Global patent and antitrust litigation between Nokia and Apple. The parties litigated 94 patents worldwide including 31 patents in Germany, 9 in the UK and in many other courts across Europe, Asia and the United States.
  • ICC arbitrations between Nokia and LG Electronics, and Nokia and Samsung, concerning FRAND royalty rates for Nokia's cellular SEP portfolio.
  • Many international patent litigations between Nokia and HTC, IPCom, Qualcomm, Interdigital, Blackberry, Viewsonic and others.
  • Advising other SEP owners in relation to their licensing programmes and benchmarking rates to assist in licensing discussions and overseas litigation.
  • Advising an airline in relation to a software patent assertion by a patent licensing company
  • Advising a manufacturer of wireless-connected measurement equipment in relation to a patent assertion.
  • Nokia v Apple (Patent and competition law litigation)
  • Nokia v AU Optronics et al (Cartel claim)
  • IPCom v Nokia (Patent and competition law litigation)
  • Nokia v HTC (Patent litigation)
  • Nokia v HMRC (Anti-counterfeiting)
  • Qualcomm v Nokia (Patent and competition litigation)
  • Nokia v Interdigital (Patent litigation)
  • Prudential Assurance v Prudential Insurance Co of America (Trade mark dispute)
  • Nutrinova v Arnold Suhr (Patents)
  • Palmaz v Boston Scientific (Patents)
  • Bourns v Raychem (Patents)
Education
  • University of Cambridge, BA, MA (Cantab), Natural Sciences
  • College of Law, London
Admissions
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 1999.
  • Solicitor-Advocate 2003.
  • Deputy District Judge 2010.
  • Authorisation to sit in the High Court 2016.