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Work 020 7400 8000
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Dominic Adair

Tel:
Work 020 7400 8365
Email:
Web:
www.bristows.com
Bristows LLP

Work Department

Patent Litigation

Position

Dominic specialises in contentious intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent litigation. Reflecting his technical background, he focuses primarily in life sciences disputes, particularly in relation to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Dominic has handled cases across the range of tribunals in the UK and the EPO and has coordinated litigation across Europe and the world. In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector, Dominic has worked on all aspects of the drug life cycle, from freedom to operate analyses and early-stage risk assessment of generic competition to complex end-stage litigation, SPCs and anti-trust issues. His extensive experience of cross-border litigation has involved acting for both rights holders and defendants. Dominic has also handled patent litigation for several household names in the consumer products sector and has experience of conducting litigation concerning registered designs and copyright in the publishing, gaming and computer gaming industries.

Career

Trained at Bristows; qualified in 2004; partner since 2014

Member

CIPA, EPLAW and AIPPI

Education

MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge; PhD Zoology, University of Cambridge; Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol.

Leisure

Running, cycling and spending time with family.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

With specialisms in the the technology and life sciences sectors, the intellectual property team at Bristows LLP provides 'a first-class service at a real-world cost' and clients praise it as 'the best all-round IP team in the UK'. The group has broad expertise and 'excels not only in UK IP litigation but also in pan-European IP matters'. Brian Cordery and the 'hugely experienced' Myles Jelf, who 'successfully brings first-class strategy and oversight to cases, whilst inspiring and harnessing the abilities of the firm's fantastic associates', jointly head the patent litigation team, while Matthew Warren, Simon Clark and Ian Gruselle lead the commercial IP team, brands practice and trade mark portfolio group respectively. Other names to note include Andrew Bowler and Robert Burrows, who handle a range of contentious IP matters; telecoms and high-tech patent litigator James Boon; Liz Cohen, Dominic Adair and Gemma Barrett who focus on life sciences patent litigation; Richard Pinckney, who acts in IP disputes in the TMT, engineering and electronics sectors; and brands expert Jeremy Blum.

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