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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Head of technology team: intellectual property and technology law including patent, trade mark, designs filing and prosecution; advice and negotiations on licensing and exploitation, including defence of a patent infringement claim seeking to prevent supplies to major games in 2012, multinational patent litigation relating to advertising systems in the media industry and a commercial dispute concerning royalty distributions in respect of monoclonal antibodies. Specialist expertise in computers, electronics and communications technology. Also public sector technology issues, including leading role in public procurement of IT systems and high technology products, eg for leading UK universities, a major industry regulatory body, and acting for the NHS in the acquisition of drugs for use in emergency supply breakdown, for the purchase of pandemic fly vaccines, and in IT projects in place of systems procured through Connecting for Health, including TETRA/O2 radio systems for ambulances, Oracle software and services from CAP-Gemini, Fujitsu, IBM and others.


Trained Fountain Court, Middle Temple 1977-79; patent and licensing attorney Shell International Petroleum 1979-86; senior solicitor Lovell White Durrant 1986-90; solicitor/partner Clyde & Co 1990-94; solicitor Mills & Reeve 1995-96; partner 1996. Director, WCMC-2000 (charity) and Vice-President and President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (2009-2011).


Fellow, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; Licensing Executives Society; International Trade Mark Association.


Clifton College, Bristol; Clare College, Cambridge University (1976 Natural Sciences and Law Foundation Scholarship); College of Law (1977 Bar Finals); Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (1983 Finals).


Cycling, mountaineering, real tennis, squash, singing.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Alasdair PooreMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a strong presence in the technology, life sciences, automotive, food and agriculture, education and sport sectors, with the firm’s work encompassing both IP disputes and commercial IP agreements, R&D and collaboration contracts, branding, technology transfer arrangements, IP licensing and exploitation for both domestic and international clients. Mark Pearce, who works in both Leeds and Cambridge, leads the practice, which calls upon the skills of Cambridge-based head of life sciences James Fry, who frequently handles research and technology collaborations and intellectual property licensing matters. Consultant Alasdair Poore and principal associate Richard Plaistowe, along with trade mark attorney Nicola Hanglin, also play central roles in the practice.

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Hall of Fame)

Alasdair PooreMills & Reeve LLP