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Guy Burkill QC

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Three New Square (Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC)


Specialises in all intellectual property, and is particularly active in technology-oriented patent cases. Has acted for many leading multinational companies in the computer, electronics, paper, chemical, pharmaceutical, aviation and other fields. Notable cases include Salbutamol, Cimetidine and Fenbufen patents (licences of right); Hoechst v British Petroleum (chemical manufacture, account of profits); Step v Emson (claim construction); Hallen v Brabantia (obviousness); Dyson v Hoover (post-expiry injunction); Philips v Princo (CD recording; directors’ liability); Sweeney v MacMillan (James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’, copyright and passing off); EMGS v Schlumberger (subsea electromagnetic surveying; attributes of ‘skilled person’); Flynn Pharma v DrugsRUs (trade marks: parallel importation from outside EU); Qualcomm v Nokia, HTC v Apple, Nokia v HTC, Samsung v Apple (various aspects of mobile phone technology).


Called 1981; Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2002; co-editor ‘Terrell on the Law of Patents’ 15th edition (2000), 16th edition (2006), 17th edition (2011).


Intellectual Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.


Winchester College; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1978 MA First Class Hons Engineering, electrical option).


Violin (performs with London Phoenix orchestra, Fulham Opera, others); opera; trying to mend things.

London Bar

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Guy Burkill QC - Three New SquareHe really understands and enjoys the technology in mobile phone and electronics cases and gives clients great confidence on those issues.

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

The ‘excellentThree New Square is ‘very strong’ in IP matters, and boasts particular expertise in the IT sector. Members attract praise for being ‘very responsive and willing to find solutions’, with work highlights including several patent disputes relating to mobile telephony technology. This has included Guy Burkill QC acting for Apple in litigation relating to patent and competition law claims against Nokia.

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Guy Burkill QC - Three New SquareHe is incredibly intelligent and understands the technology in mobile phone and electronics cases.

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