Dr Michael Lord > Gill Jennings & Every LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gill Jennings & Every LLP

Work Department

IT & Engineering




Michael has developed expertise in a number of fields, including helping clients weaponise their intellectual property against competitors and defend against the aggressive actions taken by others. Michael has advised on multiple contentious patent matters, including both EPO oppositions and issues of infringement. In a notable recent case, Michael successfully defended a client against an opposition by their major competitor which has secured and strengthened our client’s patent, now considered to be worth multiple millions.

Michael has advised on over 150 patent applications for the US corporate Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) in the field of oil and gas reservoir surveying. He has also achieved particular expertise in the high-tech field of cryogenics, having worked on over 40 recent patent applications for Oxford Instruments and regularly advised on high value strategic matters.

Michael also has extensive experience relating to designs, having filed over 190 registered design applications. His largest client in this field is Limited Brands (owner of the high street brands Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works); however Michael also assists a number of UK start-ups in this regard. He also regularly advising on matters of design infringement and for instance has instigated around 100 takedown notices for infringing sports equipment products worldwide. Such actions have helped his clients to secure and maintain commercial agreements with their distributors in the face of disruptive efforts undertaken by third parties.


University of Cambridge, MA, PhD Natural Sciences; Advanced Physics & Materials Science 1992-1998

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys

Gill Jennings & Every LLP impresses with its exceptionally powerful EPO oppositions and appeal practice, both for opponents and applicants. The 2019 acquisition of Beresford Crump continues to pay dividends as the patent prosecution work for Micron Technologies and Hosiden continued to grow. The practice is very versatile, with stand-out matters coming from the chemistry, FMCG, fintech, IT and pharmaceutical sectors. In addition to its London office the firm also has an office in Munich. For clients seeking strategic portfolio development advice, the firm offers ConsultIP, its in-house consultancy service. The practice heads are Stephen Haley and Michael LordSam Jones in the IT and engineering team made partner in January 2021.