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Tom Mitcheson QC

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Barrister specialising in all types of contentious intellectual property work, including patents, trade marks, copyright, design right, registered designs, passing off and confidential information. Standing counsel to the comptroller general for patents, designs and trade marks 2009-14. Reported cases include: SmithKline Beecham v Apotex [2003] FSR 30, 31 (patent infringement CA); Arsenal v Reed [2003] RPC 9 and 39 (trade mark, ECJ and CA); Sir Robert McAlpine v Alfred McAlpine [2004] RPC 36 (passing off); Pozzoli v BDMO [2007] FSR 37 (patent infringement); Lundbeck v Teva [2009] RPC 13 (patent sufficiency, HL); L’Oreal v eBay [2009] RPC 21 (trade mark); Medeva’s Patent [2010] RPC 27 (SPC, CA); Schutz v Werit [2010] FSR 22 (patent infringement, SC); Medimmune v Novartis (CA); Lilly v HGS (SC); Bayer v Genentech (CA) (all biotechnology); Cadbury v Nestlé (shape mark, CJEU); International Stem Cells Corporation (CJEU); Servier v Apotex (SC); Hospira v Genentech (patent, CA); Actavis v Lilly (SC); Cosmetic Warriors v Amazon (trade mark, CA), Warner Lambert v Actavis (SC); Gilead v Teva (SPC, CJEU)


Called 1996, Inner Temple; QC 2014. Publications: Wang P-C, Vancura A, Mitcheson TGM, and Kuret J (1992), ‘Two genes in Saccaromyces cerevisiae Encode a Membrane-Bound Form of Casein Kinase-1’, Molecular Biology of the Cell 3, 275-286. Terrell on the Law of Patents (18th Edition, 2016).


Intellectual Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Bar European Group.


Trinity College, Cambridge (1994 MA First Class Hons Natural Sciences); City University (1994 Diploma in Law CPE – Distinction).

London Bar

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