Alexandra Brodie > Gowling WLG > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gowling WLG
4 MORE LONDON RIVERSIDE
LONDON
SE1 2AU
England
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Work Department

IP litigation.

Position

Partner in the IP litigation team with over 15 years of experience before the UK courts and with particular focus on running cross-jurisdictional litigation. Alexandra has experience in all forms of litigation, with a particular emphasis on big brands and tech patents. She is also co-chair of the firm’s tech sector, which comprises over 100 lawyers. Alexandra advised ASSIA Inc. in its case against BT concerning BT’s Infinity network. Alexandra led the team to victory in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, securing an injunction against BT. Alexandra has also advised the Hasbro companies in their Play-Doh litigation and the 02 companies in their ground breaking comparative advertising and trade mark ECJ case against Hutchison 3G. Alexandra also has extensive SEP litigation experience on behalf of a number of large international telecoms companies across Europe.

Career

Trained Wragge & Co LLP; qualified 1997; partner of Wragge & Co LLP 2008; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.

Memberships

ITMA; CIPA; INTA; AIPPI; AIPLA; SCL; TIPLO.

Education

Ramsey Abbey; Birmingham University (1994 LLB Hons 2(1)); Chester College of Law (1995 LPC).

Leisure

Yoga.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious)

The patent practice at Gowling WLG, led by Kate Swaine, is considered ‘a leading IP practice’ by clients, with ‘many bright minds and creative thinkers’. Areas of strength for the team stem from the patent litigation practice, covering the life sciences, manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors, as well as SEP and FRAND strategy and litigation. Clients from the telecoms, hi-tech, and food and beverage industries also trust the team to manage their patent portfolios in a non-contentious capacity. Alexandra Brodie is notable for her SEP/FRAND litigation expertise for telecoms and technology clients, while Paul Inman is a key name in the team for high-profile pharmaceuticals patent infringement and revocation expertise. Luke Kempton and Patrick Duxbury are go-to members of the team for IP transactional work. Also of note is the medical technology team, which fields the ‘excellent’ Jon Ball and ‘superb’ Huw Evans. Life sciences specialist Jenny Davies was recently promoted to partner, while patent litigator and fluent Japanese speaker Seiko Hakada joined the team from Norton Rose Fulbright.