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

Tim Whitfield

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 3040 8031
Email:
Web:
www.powellgilbert.com
Powell Gilbert LLP

Work Department

Intellectual property.

Position

Partner advising on contentious IP matters, with a focus on patent litigation across a wide range of technical areas, including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical devices, industrial processes, electronics and telecommunications. Represents clients in cases before the English courts and the European Patent Office. Particular experience in advising clients on the coordination of international patent litigation strategy and managing multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Career

Trained Bristows; qualified 2004; Powell Gilbert LLP 2007-to date; partner 2012; solicitor-advocate 2014.

Member

EPLAW, AIPPI, LSLA.

Education

Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe; Trinity College, Oxford (MChem Chemistry); College of Law, Guildford (PgDL; LPC); Bristol University (Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice).

Leisure

Travel, food and drink..


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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