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Thomas Hinchliffe QC

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All aspects of contentious intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and mobile telephony fields. Recent notable cases include: Aspire/Accord v Allergan [2019] (glaucoma, penetration enhancers); Emerson v Hozelock [2019] (expandable hosepipes); Philips v Asus [2018] (mobile phones, UMTS, HSDPA, power control); Generics v Yeda [2017] (multiple sclerosis drugs, glatiramer acetate); Merck v The Comptroller C-567/16 [2017] (CJEU, SPC; marketing authorisations); Illumina v Premaitha [2017] (patents, ante-natal testing); Merck v Teva [2017] (SPC, HIV drugs), Novartis v Actavis [2016] (Alzheimer’s drugs); Lilly v Actavis [2016] (male erectile dysfunction); Hospira v Cubist [2016] & [2017] (antibiotics); Unwired Planet v Samsung [2016] (UMTS mobile telephone); Merck v Ono [2015] (anti-cancer antibiotics); Synthon v Teva [2015] (MS drugs); Merck v Sigma C-539/13; [2013] (CJEU, parallel imports, Specific Mechanism); Vringo v ZTE [2014] (patents, UMTS, FRAND); Teva v AZ [2014] (asthma); Philips v Nintendo [2014] (Nintendo Wii, motion controllers); AGA v Occlutech [2014] (medical devices, atrial septal occluders); Samsung v Apple [2014] (patents, mobile phones, stays); Mylan v Yeda [2014] (multiple sclerosis); Perini v PCMC [2012] damages inquiry); Datacard v Eagle [2011] (patent and trade mark, printer ribbons); Actavis v Merck [2008] (finastende, male pattern baldness); RIM v Visto [2008] (BlackBerry, costs); Fulton v Totes [2004] (design right, umbrella cases); Amgen v TKT [2003] (erythropoietin); Pharmacia/Monsanto v Merck [2002]; [2000] (Cox II inhibitors); Scandecor v Scandecor [1999] (passing off/trade marks, ownership of goodwill).


Called 1997, Middle Temple; contributor to the 15th and 16th editions of ‘Terrell on Patents’. Editor 18th Edition of 'Terrell on the Law of Patents'.


Intellectual Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.


Brasenose College, Oxford (1995 MA Chemistry, first); City University (1996 Diploma in Law, Distinction); Inns of Court School of Law (1997, top of year, Outstanding, Scarman scholarship).

London Bar

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

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