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Work 020 3040 8000
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Fax 020 3040 8001
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358 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.powellgilbert.com

Alex Wilson

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 3040 8040
Email:
Web:
www.powellgilbert.com
Powell Gilbert LLP

Work Department

Intellectual property.

Position

Specialises in intellectual property; extensive experience of multi-jurisdictional patent disputes in a variety of sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical devices, telecoms, electronics, oil and gas; has worked in this field in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and France and has represented clients in the UK and Australian courts and European Patent Office. Experience of arbitration and mediation.

Career

Examiner European Patent Office 1988-91; trained Herbert Smith; qualified 1996 (UK), qualified 2000 (New South Wales); Herbert Smith 1994-98; solicitor Allens, Australia 1998-2000; solicitor Bristows 2000-2004; partner Bristows 2004; founding partner Powell Gilbert LLP 2007.

Languages

German, French, Dutch.

Member

GRUR; VPP; EPLAW; IPLA; INTA; AIPLA

Education

La Chataigneraie International School of Geneva, Switzerland; University College London (1988 BSc Hons Biochemistry); College of Law (CPE; LSF); University of Bristol (IP diploma course).

Leisure

Bees, sailing, marine conservation.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Powell Gilbert LLP’s 'key advantage is its strength in depth' where 'although it isn’t a large firm, it has a very large number of very able lawyers of uniformly very high quality'. Patent litigator Penny Gilbert jointly heads the team and recently defended Biogen against actions brought by AbbVie in relation to the client's biosimilar of AbbVie’s drug Humira. Fellow practice head Tim Powell is also an expert in patent litigation and recently acted for Illumina, whose patented foetal diagnosis technology was allegedly infringed upon by Premaitha, The Doctors Laboratory and Ariosa Diagnostics. Other notable names include Bethan Hopewell, who acted for Actavis in its dispute with Warner Lambert regarding infringement upon the latter's drug Lyrica; Alex Wilson, who advised Vivagro on a contractual dispute with Oro Agri International; and Tim Whitfield, who acted for Napp in a patent infringement case against Sandoz, whose product infringed upon its analgesic transdermal buprenorphine patch product.

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