Gareth Probert > EIP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
15 FULWOOD PLACE
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EIP Elements, EIP Life, EIP HealthTech
Gareth is highly skilled in contentious IP having represented clients in more than 250 Opposition and Appeal hearings at all levels of the European Patent Office.
For the last 10 years Gareth has held senior positions at two leading IP firms. He was partner and head of the medtech group at Potter Clarkson and was partner at another European IP firm prior to joining EIP.
Gareth has a track record of success in high-value difficult cases, including in several oppositions which were carried out in conjunction with parallel litigation proceedings. During his 20-year career in the profession Gareth has gained substantial experience in medtech and healthcare, in particular the FMCG, formulation, peptide, food and chemical sectors. In 2020 he was appointed to CIPA’s Life Sciences Committee.
Gareth has a PhD in Synthesis using Zirconocene and a degree in Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, both from Southampton University.
S-ynthetic Organic Chemist at Tocris 1996-1998, Assistant at Forresters 1999-2002, Associate at WP Thompson 2002-2004, Associate and Senior Associate at Potter Clarkson 2004-2009, Partner at Potter Clarkson 2010-2017, Partner at HGF 2018-2020, Partner at EIP 2020
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI).
BSc Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at Southampton University 1993-1989, PhD Synthesis using Zirconocene at Southampton University 1993-1996
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