Richard Davis > Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC
Hogarth Chambers


Richard practises from Hogarth Chambers, a leading set of specialist IP trial counsel. He handles all aspects of IP, with particular emphasis on patents. This builds upon his unique background, first as an electrical engineer and later as a Chartered and European Patent Attorney. Richard’s patent practice encompasses a diverse range of technologies. He has particular expertise in the electronics / telecommunications sector having advised many of the major players in the field such as LG Electronics, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola and Symbian. He is also active in the pharmaceutical sector and is acting for the Secretary of State for Health in the ground breaking second medical indication litigation concerning pregabalin. Richard regularly teams with patent attorneys to represent SMEs in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. His dual qualification as a European Patent Attorney has resulted in him appearing frequently before the European Patent Office. Richard also advises regularly on the law of designs – both registered and unregistered – before a variety of tribunals in the UK and the Community. He is one of the very few counsel to have appeared before the General Court in a designs matter. Recently he had become involved in a number of professional negligence matters involving patent professions including being counsel in the Ballie v Broomhead Johnson litigation.


Spent a period as an engineer with a major electronics company (GEC Marconi) and was awarded Chartered Engineer status. Qualified European Patent Attorney 1998 after five years as a technical assistant with a leading firm of patent attorneys. Richard lectures and tutors regularly on IPRs to patent and trade mark attorneys and solicitors and is a visiting lecturer at the Centre for IP Studies at Strasbourg University. He is one of the two General Editors of the CIPA Guide to Patents (the Black Book).


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office; Institute of Engineering and Technology; Intellectual Property Bar Association.


Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree; Robinson College, Cambridge (1989 MA Electrical Engineering); University of Westminster (1991 DipLaw).


Golf, flying my Cessna 177 and track days in the TVR.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Richard DavisHogarth ChambersHe is creative, has a very strong intellect and is good at cutting through excessive verbiage to get to the point.