Mr Guy Burkill > Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC
Three New Square
3 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3RS
England
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Position

Specialises in all intellectual property, and is particularly active in technology-oriented patent cases. Has acted for many leading multinational companies in the computer, electronics, paper, chemical, pharmaceutical, aviation and other fields. Notable cases include Salbutamol, Cimetidine and Fenbufen patents (licences of right); Hoechst v British Petroleum (chemical manufacture, account of profits); Step v Emson (claim construction); Hallen v Brabantia (obviousness); Dyson v Hoover (post-expiry injunction); Philips v Princo (CD recording; directors’ liability); Sweeney v MacMillan (James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’, copyright and passing off); EMGS v Schlumberger (subsea electromagnetic surveying; attributes of ‘skilled person’); Flynn Pharma v DrugsRUs (trade marks: parallel importation from outside EU); Qualcomm v Nokia, HTC v Apple, Nokia v HTC, Samsung v Apple (various aspects of mobile phone technology).

Career

Called 1981; Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2002; co-editor ‘Terrell on the Law of Patents’ 15th edition (2000), 16th edition (2006), 17th edition (2011).

Memberships

Intellectual Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Winchester College; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1978 MA First Class Hons Engineering, electrical option).

Leisure

Violin (performs with London Phoenix orchestra, Fulham Opera, others); opera; trying to mend things.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Silks -

Guy Burkill QC



Three New Square



He is technically brilliant and very good with clients.

London Bar > Intellectual property

Within: Leading Silks -

Guy Burkill QC



Three New Square



He is very intelligent and can understand complicated technologies as well as the applicable law.