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  1. Intellectual property – Leading sets
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  3. Intellectual property – 2016 silks
  4. Intellectual property – Leading juniors

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8 New Square is β€˜a first-rate IP set with stellar barristers, both established and up-and-coming’, who are β€˜very intelligent and experienced in patent litigation’ as well as trademark and copyright cases. Among a raft of high-profile work highlights, members appeared in the closely followed Unwired Planet v Samsung and Huawei trials, including the FRAND case, thought to be the first of its kind before the UK Patents Court.

The β€˜top-notch’ 11 South Square is β€˜the go-to set for IP matters’ with β€˜outstanding barristers’, who have been involved in some of the leading cases in the field. Multiple members have been instructed by Samsung, Huawei, Nokia and Sony in their ongoing patent battle with Unwired Planet concerning cellular phone technology, while another strong line-up from chambers represented Meter Tech in its highly publicised claim against British Gas regarding smart meter patents.

Three New Square houses barristers of β€˜the highest quality’, and the strength in depth means β€˜there is always someone available with the required expertise’. Work highlights included GlaxoSmithKline’s case against Wyeth (Pfizer) to market a new meningitis B vaccine, and the Comic Enterprise v Twentieth Century Fox Corporation trade mark dispute.

Hogarth Chambers houses β€˜an exceptionally strong set of barristers’, who continue to handle market-leading cases, such as British Gas Venture Capital v Vaclare Se, a High Court patent dispute over smart meters, and Magmatic v PMS, the headline design rights case concerning children’s suitcases that reached the Supreme Court.

One Essex Court is an β€˜extremely impressive’ set with β€˜a very good team of specialist IP barristers’, who have β€˜great strength in the field’. Members have recently handled the IP aspects of the landmark tobacco plain-packaging litigation.

Blackstone Chambers is β€˜a tremendous set’ with β€˜very strong quality of counsel’, who provide β€˜client-focused solutions’. Members have expertise across the IP spectrum, including in β€˜soft’ and β€˜hard’ IP disputes.

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