Richard Taylor > DLA Piper > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
Two Chamberlain Square
B3 3AX

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Yorkshire and the Humber > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Richard TaylorDLA Piper

DLA Piper boasts an enviable client roster of national and international corporates, and counts patent litigation, counterfeit matters, portfolio management and licensing arrangements amongst its workload. The team’s work frequently includes cross-border elements, particularly in the counterfeiting space. Following the retirement of Leigh Martin in August 2021, Sheffield-based Richard Taylor leads the practice and advises on IP issues arising out of corporate transactions, in addition to patent disputes. Legal director Jim McDonnell focuses on patents and technology transactions, while senior associate Aaron Trebble provides ‘well-thought contentious advice’ on IP and technology matters.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Education

DLA Piper has experience acting for education policy makers and the wider public sector, as well as for the private sector clients. Furthermore, it is active for players who feed into the education sector, such as UK Research and Innovation, the University Superannuation Fund and developers of student housing. Property specialist Andrew Clarke and Richard Taylor, who is well versed in intellectual property issues and research-led and grant-funded transactions, head up the practice.

West Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

DLA Piper‘s highly reputable intellectual property team handles a broad portfolio of contentious and non-contentious IP work within the retail, media and hospitality sectors, often with cross-jurisdictional elements. Along with Richard Taylor, Gareth Stokes co-leads the practice with a focus on licensing, exploitation and collaboration agreements. Senior associate Satnam Sahota has vast experience handling IP matters within the UK and the Middle East and has taken on matters in the High Court for the Premiere League.

London > Industry focus > Life sciences and healthcare

The life sciences practice at DLA Piper is active in corporate, commercial and financing transactions, acting for a high-profile client roster including Pfizer, Unilever and Takeda. The team also recently launched its cannabis and psychedelic medicines practice, led by senior associate Dylan Kennett. Richard Taylor leads the wider department from Birmingham and advises on IP, technology and commercial law.