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Stephen Bennett is a patent litigator recognised for his ability to steer the right course in the toughest cases. Being trusted with the trickiest pharmaceutical cases for innovator clients means he has been able to push the boundaries around preliminary injunctions to stop infringing generic launch, changing the answer to the question: how far can a generic go before the court can stop it.

In the tech sector, Stephen is known for litigating in some of the biggest patent disputes that Europe has seen. Those cases raise additional complications on issues such as FRAND, scope of injunctions, managing supplier information, coordinating litigation across multiple jurisdictions. Having litigated these issues several times over for different clients gives Stephen a particularly seasoned view that helps to anticipate the ways the case can develop and to deal with it.

Clients appreciate his knowledge, pragmatism and efficiency while opponents recognize that against him they have a 'hard but sensible fight'.

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Stephen Bennett - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Intellectual property

Hogan Lovells International LLP attracts praise as 'one of London's patent litigation powerhouses'; according to clients it is 'very experienced at running telecoms patent disputes, which include FRAND issues' but also has experience assisting clients across the life sciences, consumer goods and automotive sectors. Practice head Paul Brown is highlighted as 'the pre-eminent mobile phone litigator in the UK'; Daniel Brook is 'the sort of person you would want to defend a difficult case' in the life sciences sector, and 'fantastic tactician' Stephen Bennett 'brings a steady hand to the tiller in any complex multi-jurisdictional technology case'. 'Standout' counsel Emma Fulton is another key name to note for patent litigation in the life sciences and electronics industries, while Sahira Khwaja is highlighted for brand protection matters in the consumer goods and TMT sectors.

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Hogan Lovells International LLP is home to a blend of IP litigation, product liability, regulatory and transactional skills backed up by the firm's global network and is consequently highly rated for 'a well-rounded' service. Stephen Bennett has a focus on contentious cases involving patent protection and dealing with SPCs and generics (he headed the team that was successful in the landmark UK Supreme Court decision for Eli Lilly in relation to generic attacks on its oncology product). John Meltzer  and Matthew Felwick are well known for their specialism in relation to product liability in the life sciences sector, and counsel Jane Summerfield deals with regulatory matters relating to clinical trials, marketing authorisations, manufacturing and distribution.

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