Kathryn Pickard > Chambers of Iain Purvis QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Chambers of Iain Purvis QC Offices
11 South Square
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Barrister specialising in intellectual property law. Recent cases include:
Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & Ors  EWHC 576 (Pat) (patent action concerning mobile telephones)
Accord Healthcare Ltd v Astellas Pharma GmbH  EWHC 3676 (Ch) (Articles 6, 8 and 10 of Directive 2001/83/EC on medicinal products for human use)
Generics (UK) Limited t/a Mylan v Warner-Lambert Company LLC  EWHC 2548 (Pat) (patent revocation, validity and infringement concerning pharmaceuticals)
Starbucks (HK) Limited & Anr v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc & Ors  UKSC 31 (appeal to Supreme Court, trade mark, passing off)
Fresh Trading Ltd v Deepend Fresh Recovery Ltd  EWHC 52 (Ch) (copyright of ‘Innocent’ logo);
Teva v AstraZeneca AB  EWHC 2873 (Pat) (patent revocation for asthma treatment);
TDY v Pramet  EWHC 565 (patent infringement metal cutting tool);
Apple v Samsung  ECDR 1 (registered design right concerning tablet computers);
Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd v Asda Stores Ltd  FSR 1 (trade mark infringement concerning advertising campaign);
Fosroc International Ltd v WR Grace & Co  EWHC 1702 (Pat) (patent revocation and validity action concerning cement and concrete composition);
Honda v Neesam  EWHC 1213 (Pat) (damages inquiry regarding parallel importation);
Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Premium Aircraft  EWCA Civ 1062 (patent appeal concerning Virgin’s upper-class suite seating);
Mölnlycke Health Care v Wake Forest University  EWHC 2204 (Pat) (Patent action concerning wound care device);
Aerotel v Wavecrest Group Enterprises  EWCA Civ 408 (telecommunications patent appeal);
Trafalgar Financial Futures v Hamdi  Supreme Court of Gibraltar (breach of confidence action concerning trade secrets in trading techniques);
KJM Superbikes Ltd v Hinton  EWCA Civ 1280 (application to bring contempt proceedings for false statement of truth); Patel v Allos Therapeutics Inc  ETMR 75 (cybersquatting dispute)
Yeda v Rhone-Poulenc Rorer  RPC 1 (appeal to House of Lords on law of patent entitlement).
IP Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit.
Clare College, Cambridge (MA LAW and Natural Sciences); Brasenose College, Oxford (BCL (distinction)).
London Bar > Intellectual propertyWithin: Leading Juniors -
11 South Square is ‘a top IP set‘ with capabilities across the full-range of rights. The group has expertise advising on standard essential patents and FRAND litigation, with Brian Nicholson QC instructed in Conversant v Huawei and ZTE, and Mark Vanhegan QC representing Philips in litigation against HTC, Acer, and Asus. In high-profile Supreme Court cases, Benet Brandreth QC represented Cartier International in Supreme Court in litigation against five internet service providers relating to website-blocking injunctions, while Kathryn Pickard was instructed by Mylan and Actavis against Warner Lambert in a leading case for the application of the concepts of sufficiency and infringement to a patent relating to a specified medical use of a known pharmaceutical compound; Michael Silverleaf QC was instructed by the NHS in this case. Also of note, Brian Nicholson QC, who has particular expertise in the technology sector, took silk in 2019.