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Dr Bethan Hopewell

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Work +44 (0)20 3040 8042
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Web:
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Powell Gilbert LLP

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Intellectual property

Position

Partner specialising in contentious intellectual property matters; practice covers full range of IP rights; particularly experienced in advising on multi-jurisdictional patent disputes, licence disputes and freedom to operate issues; works across a variety of industry sectors including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical devices, industrial processes, electronics and telecommunications; represents clients before UK High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, European Patent Office, UK Intellectual Property Office.

Career

Trained Bristows; qualified 2006; Powell Gilbert LLP 2007 - to date; partner 2016.

Member

AIPPI, CIPA, LSLA.

Education

Sharnbrook Upper School & Community College, Bedfordshire; Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (BSc Hons Biology, first-class); University of Oxford (DPhil Molecular Biology); Oxford Brookes University (PgDL); Nottingham Law School (LPC); University of Bristol (Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice).


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Next Generation Partners

Bethan Hopewell - 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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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Powell Gilbert LLP is well known for its outstanding IP offering, especially patents, where it has been involved in many headline and highly complex cases, many of which have reached the Supreme Court. Dr Penny Gilbert is the well-known team head and 'shrewd tactician' Tim Powell is a seasoned IP litigator combined with broad advisory and regulatory experience. The team handles multi-jurisdictional litigation, advice on SPCs, licensing and collaborations. With  strong scientific backgrounds, Tim Whitfield, Dr Bethan Hopewell  and 'brilliantly clever' associate Joel Coles are recommended.

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