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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Alasdair Poore

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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.

East Anglia: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Biotechnology

Mills & Reeve LLP operates a full-service multi-disciplinary practice for life sciences companies. Its clients include global organisations as well as small and mid-sized biotech companies, universities and research institutes. Led by James Fry, the practice draws on the experience of IP consultant Alasdair Poore and corporate finance partner Zickie Lim, as well as lawyers in the firm's employment, pensions, immigration and litigation groups.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Alasdair Poore - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Intellectual property

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large roster of regional, national and international clients in the technology, life sciences, automotive, food and agriculture, education and sport sectors. Its work includes corporate support, IP protection and commercialisation, R&D and collaboration contracts, branding, technology transfer, licensing and contentious matters. The practice is led from Leeds but the firm's Cambridge office houses key lawyers in consultant and patent attorney Alasdair Poore, IP and life sciences partner James Fry and principal associate Nicola Hanglin who is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and leads the firm’s trade mark filing and prosecution practice.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

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Alasdair Poore - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

James Fry heads the Mills & Reeve LLP multi-practice life sciences offering which is valued for its 'in-depth biotech sector knowledge'. Fry brings wide experience of transaction in the technology/digital health and IP fields including research collaborations and clinical trial agreements. Mark Pearce handles contentious and non-contentious IP matters and the team also provides expertise in areas including employment (Melanie James) and corporate finance (Zickie Lim). Other IP experts in the team include Alasdair Poore.

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