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Tel:
Work 020 3040 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 3040 8001
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358 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.powellgilbert.com

Simon Ayrton

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 3040 8010
Email:
Web:
www.powellgilbert.com
Powell Gilbert LLP

Work Department

Intellectual property.

Position

Partner specialising in intellectual property litigation.  Work covers advising on full range of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and confidential information. Cases include Research Corporation's Patent (licence of right under the SPC for Carboplatin), IBM v Phoenix (trademark infringement and passing off), Rambus v Micron and Hyundai (patent infringement), Gillette v Corsair (passing off), Monsanto and Searle v Merck (patent infringement), Allergan v Pharmacia (patent infringement), Duracell v Round Imports (trade mark infringement), Sony Computer Entertainment v Ball (circumvention of copy protection measures), Aerotel v Telco (business method patents), Dr Reddy's v Eli Lilly (patent revocation), Philips and Others v Alba (patent exhaustion and competition), Apple v Nokia (patent infringement), HTC v Apple (patent revocation) and Unwired Planet v Huawei (patent infringement and FRAND).

Career

Trained Bristows; qualified 1993; partner Bristows 2000; founding partner Powell Gilbert LLP 2007.

Member

AIPPI; PTMG; CIPA; EPLAW; IPLA; INTA; Marques.

Education

Watford Boys’ Grammar School; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (MA Natural Sciences).

Leisure

Food, film.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The intellectual property team at Powell Gilbert LLP is recognised for its strength in patent litigation, but also has brand protection expertise and trade mark and copyright experience. The group's sector expertise encompasses the life sciences and biotechnology, telecoms and electronics, chemicals, engineering, energy, consumer goods and media and entertainment industries. In recent high-profile matters, the group defended Actavis against patent infringement allegations brought by Warner-Lambert relating to the use of Pregabalin, and represented Huawei in high-profile standard essential patents litigation including FRAND elements. The 'absolutely stand out' Penny Gilbert heads up the practice and focuses on patent litigation in the life sciences sector, while Simon Ayrton leads on trade mark and copyright matters. Name partner Tim Powell specialises in multi-jurisdictional litigation, particularly relating to patents; Ari Laakkonen has telecoms and technology sector expertise, and Alex Wilson handles strategies for exploiting and enforcing IP rights across Europe. Peter Damerell and Bethan Hopewell are also key names for IP litigation focusing on the technology and life sciences sectors respectively.

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