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Cooley (UK) LLP

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DASHWOOD, 69 OLD BROAD STREET, LONDON, EC2M 1QS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 4055
Fax:
Fax 020 7785 9355
DX:
130997 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.cooley.com

John Wilkinson

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 20 7583 4055
Email:
Web:
www.cooley.com
Cooley LLP

Work Department

Emerging Companies
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Life Sciences
Life Sciences Corporate Partnering & Licensing
Medical Devices
Mergers & Acquisitions
Public Companies

Position

John Wilkinson is partner in Cooley's London office and his practice focuses primarily on the life sciences sector, advising pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies on a wide range of IP, regulatory, antitrust and transactional matters. Amongst other things, John's practice has involved a number of highly complex alliances and joint ventures, co-promotional and co-marketing arrangements, distribution and supply agreements, together with the operational, IP, antitrust and regulatory issues relating to such transactions.

Before qualifying as a lawyer, John obtained a degree in chemistry from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and spent five years in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry working in drug development and other areas.

John advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the US, Canada, UK, Denmark, Hungary, Switzerland, Portugal, Sweden and Norway.

Career

Prior to joining Cooley, John was a partner at Reed Smith and previously at Bird & Bird. Prior to that, he was Legal Counsel at Cancer Research Technology Limited.

Before qualifying as a lawyer, John obtained a degree in chemistry from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and spent five years in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry working in drug development and other areas.

Education

  • College of Law, Chester
    MAC Law Society Finals, 1993
  • Imperial College
    BS Chemistry, 1986


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The 'excellent' intellectual property team at Cooley (UK) LLP¬†attracts praise for being 'easy to work with, proactive and for offering practical advice'. The group is particularly known for trade mark work;¬†clients include Twitter, for which it handles on all aspect of its European trade mark matters, from filing to enforcement. The group also act for¬†VF¬†Corporation and Yum! Brands on trade mark issues.¬†The 'highly responsive' Nicholas Bolter¬†¬†is recommended as being 'business-friendly advice and great results' particularly in relation to trade mark and design rights. Other key names to note include Nicola Maguire¬†and John Wilkinson,¬†who focus on the life sciences sector.¬†Maguire led a team advising Enterome on its¬†‚ā¨40m joint venture with Nestl√© Health Science, which included joint venture agreement, cross licences and an agreement for the provision of services.

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

The 'excellent' Cooley (UK) LLP handles IP and transactional matters in this sector. The 'outstanding' John Wilkinson jointly heads the practice and has 'an encyclopaedic knowledge of life sciences and legal detail'. He has expertise in the areas of IP, regulatory, competition and transactions, and recently advised Addex on its collaboration with Individior with the aim of developing a product to treat addiction. Fellow practice head Nicola Maguire is an expert in non-contentious IP issues and assisted PhoreMost with licensing technology from the University of Turin. Patent attorney Colm Murphy defended Illumina against challenges to its patents after it acquired Solexa. Corporate transactions specialist Stephen Rosen advised Orchard Therapeutics on its $110m Series B financing from Baillie Gifford and ORI Capital. Corporate specialist Ed  Lukins is also recommended.

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