I'm a senior associate in our Intellectual Property Group in London and have been with Bird & Bird since 2011. Today, I work on contentious and non-contentious matters concerning IP rights both in the UK and on a pan-European basis.

My work in contentious IP principally concerns patents, copyright and trade secrets.

I have a physical sciences background and therefore take a particular interest in technology relating to the chemical and life sciences sectors. I have significant experience in advising on and coordinating pan-European patent strategies both with colleagues in Bird & Bird's international offices and with other European counsel.

I also take an interest in the protection of trade secrets and confidential information. In recent years I have acted in two high value matters for claimants against Chinese entities concerning complex chemical technologies. One of these matters gave rise to the first injunction in the UK under the new Trade Secrets Directive.

I have experience in a broad range of matters concerning copyright law and in particular have worked on numerous projects concerning the application of copyright law to innovative digital products and services.

Regarding non-contentious IP, I recently spent six months on secondment to a major international mining company working on commercial agreements relating to technology development. I have also worked on a range of transactional and advisory matters including contracts relating to software development.

I am a volunteer case officer in the IPEC's IP Pro Bono scheme working to help individuals and SMEs involved in IP disputes.

  • Corbiere Ltd and Others vs Mean Trading Systems LLP and Others (HC11C04301) (Breach of confidence).
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd vs Icos Corporation and Eli Lilly & Co [2016] EWHC 1476 (Pat).
  • Confidential SCC Arbitration (2016-17) - acted for co-licensors of chemical engineering technology in a trade secrets claim against a Chinese state owned enterprise in an arbitration under English law. The matter went to trial where our client was awarded injunctions and damages in the sum of US$100 million.
  • Accord Healthcare Ltd, Teva UK Ltd, and Actavis UK Ltd vs Eli Lilly & Co [2017] UKSC 48.
  • Resman AS vs Tracerco Ltd (HP-2017-000073) (Patent infringement/revocation).
Education
  • University of Oxford, Post Graduate Diploma, IP Law and Practice (Distinction)
  • Kaplan Law School, LPC (Distinction)
  • BPP Law School, GDL (Distinction)
  • University of Oxford, MChem, Chemistry (1st Class)
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2013