My practice is litigation centered with a particular focus on telecoms patent litigation and arbitration, alongside trade mark dispute work.
Over the years, I have run many cases through to trial in the High Court and Court of Appeal, handled IP based arbitrations and appeared on behalf of clients in the European Court of Justice.
My IP dispute experience covers trade marks, designs, copyright and patents. I have been involved in many multi-jurisdictional cases, working alongside my colleagues in other countries and other law firms, to ensure that my clients have a well thought through international strategy which can be executed effectively. In addition, over the past few years I have been involved in a number of large patent related arbitrations.
I am part of the team responsible for Bird & Bird's Pattern product, which is a patent portfolio intelligence offering. One of the things I enjoy most about my job is working with such a talented team in house to develop this product. Pattern enables us to provide cutting edge advice to our clients who are interested in using analytics, landscaping and advanced valuation methodologies to assist with contentious and non-contentious matters.
I have been presented with the Legal Business TMT Team of the Year award for my team's work on one of the longest and largest patent disputes in Europe. I have also won The Lawyer Magazine's award for Client Partner of the Year, which recognised the commitment I make to ensure my clients get the best service possible. Our IP team has also received Managing Intellectual Property's 'Firm of the Decade' award. You'll find me listed and recommended in leading directories including Legal 500 UK.
I'm a member of the UK Council of AIPPI and a member of The Sedona Conference and a former President of the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN.