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Tristan is a solicitor advocate handling complex intellectual property disputes with a commercial approach and technical capability.

Tristan is a solicitor advocate based in our London office, where he specialises in litigation of intellectual property rights. Tristan’s main practice involves multi-jurisdictional disputes in the telecommunications, engineering & electronics sectors, with a particular focus on high-tech and telecommunications work. 

Recent patent cases include Nokia v Apple; a global arbitration between two major smartphone brands; leading FRAND case Unwired Planet v Samsung, Google & Huawei; and Good Technology (a subsidiary of Blackberry) v Airwatch, MobileIron. Tristan is a member of the firm’s patent intelligence & valuation team, Pattern.

Tristan's broader practice includes advising clients on international IP strategy and creation of IP rights, as well as enforcement of trade mark and passing off rights in the UK High Court and specialist tribunals.

Alongside his law degree, Tristan's background is in Biomedical Engineering, a multi-disciplinary medical technology degree covering electronics, computing, biochemistry and medical devices, which he obtained at Imperial College London.

Outside his main practice, Tristan is especially interested in IP strategy and education for growth and start-up business, and he regularly provides pro-bono advice as a mentor at a leading start-up incubator. Tristan also contributes frequently to specialist legal journals including the European Intellectual Property Review and Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, and industry publications including the Institution of Engineering & Technology’s E&T Magazine, writing about cutting-edge legal issues and developments.

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