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Forresters

SHERBORNE HOUSE, 119-121 CANNON STREET, LONDON, EC4N 5AT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 236 0484
Fax:
Fax 020 7337 7100
Email:
Web:
www.forresters.co.uk

Jon Gowshall

Tel:
Work 020 7283 8989
Email:
Forresters

Work Department

Life sciences and chemistry.

Position

Jon’s background is biochemistry, and so his primary technical fields are biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He works in patents and has wide experience in this area, including UK litigation and freedom to operate opinions. Jon’s core area of expertise is law and practice at the EPO, where he has considerable experience, including in opposition and appeal procedures. From 2010 to 2015 Jon was managing partner of Forresters. Jon was involved in the EPO oppositions to the Amgen patents on both erythropoietin and G-CSF, as part of the team representing Amgen. Jon prosecuted the Angiotech European patent on the taxol-eluting stent to grant, and successfully defended the patent at the UK Supreme Court. Jon has successfully represented many companies in oppositions at the EPO, such as Cargill and the US NIH. Jon’s practice areas are: pharmaceuticals; chemistry; biotechnology; medical devices.

Career

Trained at WP Thompson & Co 1984; started Forresters 1986; qualified as UK and European patent attorney 1989; partner at Forresters 1994; managing partner 2010-2015.

Member

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); epi Council; CIPA Education Committee; epi Professional Education Committee.

Education

Malvern College; Kings College, London University (Bsc in Biochemistry).

Leisure

Popular music fan and regular concert-goer; supporter of Watford FC.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Forresters’s 12-partner team has been particularly active in handling opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO. Recent highlights include successfully defending Nevro Group in oppositions against Medtronic and Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, and representing Intertape Polymer Group in defending an opposition against a German competitor. Its impressive client roster also feature Huawei, Vax, Waters Technologies and Tarmac. Jenny Donald, Matt Barton and Jon Gowshall are names to note in the firm’s life sciences and chemistry group. Within its technology and engineering team, the ‘highly skilledAndy Harding is ‘always willing to go beyond the original scope of the project’, while Tim Ashton is ‘very knowledgeable and straight-talking’.

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