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100 VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, LONDON, EC4Y 0DH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7400 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7400 8050
DX:
269 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.bristows.com

Edward Nodder

Tel:
Work 020 7400 8260
Email:
Web:
www.bristows.com
Bristows LLP

Work Department

Patent litigation

Position

Senior Partner and until 2016 the long-serving head of patent litigation, Edward has specialised in intellectual property, especially patent litigation, for almost 40 years. He has been responsible for more than 100 patent cases, including many landmark decisions.

Experienced in all technical fields, including electronics, but particularly active in the life sciences sector, having acted for some of the largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices companies.

He has developed highly successful tools and strategies, combining IP and regulatory law, for originator pharmaceutical clients facing the challenge of generics. In such matters, he has often coordinated cross-border litigation and advice within Europe and far beyond.

Career

Articled Bristows 1978-80; qualified 1980; assistant solicitor 1980-86; partner since 1986

Member

AIPPI (UK Council member 2000 -2015);
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (associate);
European Patent Lawyers Association (advisory board member), 
member of the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Law Committee;
member of the IPO’s European Practice Committee

Education

Lewes Priory School; Christ's College, Cambridge (1977 MA Natural Sciences and Law)

Leisure

Opera (Glyndebourne), chamber music (Trustee Lewes Chamber Music Festival), the Languedoc, tennis (Southdown Club), skiing (Kandahar Club), gardening, forestry


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

The 'excellent' and 'client-focused' Bristows (Services) Limited has a strong reputation in patent litigation, but also works on matters involving transactions, regulations and competition. The practice is headed by patent litigator Liz Cohen and transactions specialist Laura Anderson. Brian Cordery is head of patent litigation and very active in this space. He was instructed by Teva in patent revocation proceedings brought by Eli Lilly relating to humanised antibodies, which may be used for a landmark treatment of migraines. Other important  contentious IP specialists include Edward Nodder, Robert Burrows and Dominic Adair. Burrows defended Janssen Sciences and G.D. Searle against a revocation brought by Sandoz and Hexal relating to darunavir, which is a key ingredient in Janssen's anti-HIV drug Prezista. Also recommended are corporate specialist Marek Petecki, who assisted AstraZeneca with its $300m sale of the European commercial rights to its Seloken heart medication to Recordati, and senior associate Rachel Mumby, who focuses on patent litigation.

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