Anthony Trenton > WilmerHale > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Future European Patent System: Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent; Intellectual Property Litigation; Life Sciences; Litigation; United Kingdom




Anthony Trenton is a highly regarded litigator and advisor who focuses his practice on intellectual property. He represents a variety of clients, including those in the life sciences industries, on matters relating to patents, trademarks and domain names, copyright, registered designs and design right, and breach of confidence. Mr. Trenton has extensive experience in handling all stages of litigation, from before commencement of proceedings through to trial and appeal. He has conducted cases up to the highest level in the UK, having run a two-week appeal in the House of Lords and an appeal in the UK Supreme Court. He is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Civil Courts) and has exercised his advocacy rights in the High Court.

After graduating in Natural Sciences from Cambridge, Mr. Trenton was called to the Bar of England and Wales. He trained as a pupil barrister under David Kitchin, now Lord Kitchin. He was also admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales and was awarded the Diploma in Intellectual Property from the University of Bristol.


England and Wales, Solicitor


Diploma, Intellectual Property Law, University of Bristol, 1997

Inns of Court School of Law, 1993

MA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall, 1990

Lawyer Rankings

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

Regarded as a ‘hugely experienced’ and ‘innovative’ team, WilmerHale maintains a strong practice in the tech space, handling numerous different types, from mobile phones to pharma products. Recent examples of contentious work include some large multijurisdictional patent litigation, working on cutting-edge SEP/FRAND issues. Justin Watts helms the team with vast experience in litigation, being particularly active in the pharma, medical devices, biotech, communications and hardware and software industries. ‘Calm and motivating team builder’ Anthony Trenton routinely leads on complex litigation, and Matthew Shade also possesses capabilities across pharma, medical devices, consumer electronics and technology spaces. ‘Clear star of the future’ Annsley Merelle Ward, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, counts innovative technology companies in her roster; she also possesses significant expertise in cross-border litigation. Associate Christina Guazzi is also recommended for her capabilities across life sciences and consumer electronics sectors.