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Peter Damerell

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Work +44 (0)20 3040 8157
Email:
Web:
www.powellgilbert.com
Powell Gilbert LLP

Work Department

Intellectual property.

Position

Partner specialising in contentious IP matters; practice covers full range of IP rights, acting for clients across a broad range of technical areas and industry sectors, including IT/electronics, pharmaceuticals/biotechnology, medical devices and industrial processes; particularly experienced in advising clients in complex patent disputes and co-ordinating parallel litigation in a number of jurisdictions. 

Career

Trained Herbert Smith LLP (including six month secondment to IBM); qualified 2006; solicitor Powell Gilbert LLP 2009-2012 and 2012-2016; solicitor Stevens & Bolton LLP 2012; partner Powell Gilbert LLP 2016.

Member

AIPPI; LES; EPLAW.

Education

The Skinners’ School, Tunbridge Wells; St Anne’s College, Oxford (BA Hons Physiological Sciences, first-class); Wadham College, Oxford (MSc Cellular Physiology); Nottingham Law School (PgDL and LPC, distinctions); University of Bristol (Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, distinction).


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Next Generation Partners

Peter Damerell - Powell Gilbert LLP

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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