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Rowan is a partner in intellectual property at Simmons & Simmons specialising in patent litigation. He has acted in substantial patent infringement actions for clients in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, telecommunications, chemicals, as well as machine tools, oil drilling equipment, latches, irrigation systems and corkscrews. ‘Rowan Freeland has an outstanding reputation and is universally respected’, according to Legal 500, while Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession described him as ‘One of the best patent litigators in London’ and a ‘safe pair of hands in the most complex of cases’.
Trained Simmons & Simmons 1980; qualified 1982; partner 1988; secretary Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association; teaches the patent segment of the Oxford University Diploma in Intellectual Property Law; lectures frequently in the US and the UK on all aspects of intellectual property law, and has been invited to address plenary sessions of AIPLA and APAA.