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11 South Square > The Legal 500 Rankings11 South Square is well known for housing a team that regularly appears in high-profile IP cases. In a recent highlight for the set, the ‘powerful advocate‘ Iain Purvis QC successfully represented the appellant before the Supreme Court in the case of Regeneron v Kymab, a dispute concerning patent issues of sufficiency. In another matter, Michael Silverleaf QC defended musician Steve Harris against a claim for copyright infringement over six songs recorded and performed by the band Iron Maiden in the 1980s, while Benet Brandreth QC, leading David Ivison, successfully represented the claimant in Fisher & Paykel Healthcare v Flexicare Medical, concerning alleged medical device patent infringement.
‘The set is a centre of excellence for IP litigation.‘
‘Easy to work with and provides a reliable service.‘
‘One of the go-to sets for IP disputes.‘
‘Specialist IP chambers with good depth.‘
‘Senior clerk Ashley Carr understands the whole legal system thoroughly, and he goes out of his way to be helpful.‘
‘Very good – ably led by Ashley Carr, they are a paradigm of straightforward interaction, and you know what you are going to get both in terms of barrister availability and sensible pricing.‘
London Bar > IT and telecoms Tier 3A small set with a high profile, the experienced barristers at 11 South Square take a dual-pronged approach, acting for major clients involved in intellectual property disputes concerning the very fundamentals of telecoms networks. In the Court of Appeal case IPCom v Vodafone, Michael Silverleaf QC appeared on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence, who sought to intervene in the appeal, as the first instance judge found the usage of a patent of a method to give emergency responders priority access to its fell within the provisions of the Patents Act 1977, and would make the Crown liable for compensation. In Facebook v Voxer, a patent revocation action sought by Facebook of a live telecommunications messaging patent, he is opposed by Brian Nicholson QC, acting for the defendant.
’11 South Square have strength in depth for all IP matters, particularly TM disputes.’
‘Deep and reliable expertise in the IP area.’
‘Top ranking, go-to IP set, full of talent and ability at every level.’
‘The clerking is excellent, led from the from by Ashley Carr, who is always highly professional and a pleasure to work with.’
‘Jordan Foley is fantastic as a clerk. Very easy to deal with and very transparent on issues such as costs.’
11 South Square > Set Profile
11 South Square is a leading set, specialising in intellectual property law, additionally well-known for its media and information technology work. With many recent cases setting precedents in all areas of IP law, 11 South Square has continued to be highly regarded in the field. Members are often singled out for the excellent quality of advice and advocacy provided.
The set: 11 South Square was founded in 1923 by Sir Stafford Cripps. Chambers currently has 16 members, five of whom are Queenâs Counsel, headed by Iain Purvis QC. In 2015 Henry Carr was appointed as a High Court judge sitting in the Patents Court. He joins the long list of former members recently called to the Bench including current Patents Court judge Mr Justice Arnold, presiding judge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Richard Hacon, current Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Floyd, as well as the late Lord Justice Pumfrey.
Types of work undertaken: Members of 11 South Square regularly appear before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court as well as the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the UK Intellectual Property Office. In addition, barristers from 11 South Square have appeared before the European Patent Office in Munich and also the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Representation and advice in patent matters is an important part of chambersâ work. The command and conduct of such cases requires a thorough understanding of the science and technology involved. Due to their technical expertise, many members act in complex computer software and IT disputes.
11 South Square has been involved in many of the recent important cases in the areas of performersâ rights, copyright, trade marks, confidential information and also the developing law of privacy, personality and celebrity endorsement. The creation of an unregistered design right and database right has greatly expanded the work in this area, with members frequently appearing in leading cases.
Some members have particular expertise in disputes which involve the Data Protection Act and have appeared extensively in cases before the Information Tribunal.
Recent cases include: Wobben Properties GmbH v Siemens Public Ltd Company & Ors, Teva (UK) Ltd v Gilead Sciences Inc, Property Renaissance Ltd (t/a Titanic Spa) v Stanley Dock Hotel Ltd (t/a Titanic Hotel), Victoria Plum Ltd (t/a Victoria Plumb) v Victorian Plumbing Ltd, Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) v Warner-Lambert Co LLC, Nicocigs Limited v Fontem Holdings Limited, Meter-Tech Llc & Anor v British Gas Trading Ltd, Koninklijke Philips NV v Asustek Computer Incorporation & Ors, Cartier International AG & Ors v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd & Ors, Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd v Dr Reddyâs Laboratories (UK) Ltd and Sandoz Ltd, Sony v SSH, Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc v Gilead, Abraxis Bioscience LLC v Comptroller General of Patents, Ap Racing v Alcon Components, IPCom v HTC & Brightpoint, Edwards Life Sciences v Boston Scientific, Nicocigs v Fontem Holdings, British Gas v Meter Tech, Nap Pharmaceuticals v Dr Reddyâs & Sandoz, Varian v Elekta.
|Members of Chambers||PURVIS QC, Iain (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||SILVERLEAF QC, Michael (1980)|
|Members of Chambers||VANHEGAN QC, Mark (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||ACLAND QC, Dr Piers (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||CUDDIGAN QC, Hugo (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||LAWRENCE, Dr Heather (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||REID, Jacqueline (1992)|
|Members of Chambers||BRANDRETH, Benet (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||NICHOLSON, Dr Brian (2000)|
|Members of Chambers||EDWARDS-STUART, Dr Anna (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||PICKARD, Kathryn (2001)|
|Members of Chambers||ALKIN, Tom (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||AIKENS, Chris (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||HALL, Christopher (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||IVISON, Dr David (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||GAMSA, Dr Adam (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||VAVER, Prof David*|
|Members of Chambers||BENTLY, Prof Lionel (2009)**|
|Members of Chambers||* Associate member|
|Members of Chambers||** Door tenant|
|Piers Acland||Experience in all types of contentious intellectual property work. He has a…||View Profile|
|Chris Aikens||Chris’ practice covers all areas of intellectual property law as well as…||View Profile|
|Tom Alkin||Barrister specialising in intellectual property and related fields. Recent cases include: Philip…||View Profile|
|Lionel Bently||Professor Lionel Bently has gained invaluable experience and knowledge in all areas…||View Profile|
|Benet Brandreth||Barrister practising in all areas of intellectual property law, as well as…||View Profile|
|Hugo Cuddigan||Specialist in intellectual property (patents, trade marks, copyright). Recent significant cases include:…||View Profile|
|Anna Edwards-Stuart||Barrister specialising in intellectual property. Recent reported cases include: Original Beauty Technology…||View Profile|
|Christopher Hall||Barrister established in all intellectual property disciplines, and in commercial disputes with…||View Profile|
|Heather Lawrence||Barrister specialising in intellectual property matters including: patents, trade mark, registered designs,…||View Profile|
|Brian Nicholson||Senior barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property and related fields…||View Profile|
|Kathryn Pickard||Barrister specialising in intellectual property law. Recent cases include: AutoStore Technology AS…||View Profile|
|Iain Purvis||Barrister specialising in intellectual property. Recent notable cases include: Abbott Laboratories Limited…||View Profile|
|Jacqueline Reid||Barrister dealing with intellectual property, including: trade marks, design right, copyright, passing…||View Profile|
|Michael Silverleaf||Barrister in many leading intellectual property cases involving: patents, trade marks, passing…||View Profile|
|Mark Vanhegan||Barrister dealing with all aspects of intellectual property law, media and entertainment…||View Profile|
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