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Kathryn Pickard

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11 South Square (Chambers of Iain Purvis QC)


Barrister specialising in intellectual property law. Recent cases include:

Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 576 (Pat) (patent action concerning mobile telephones)

Accord Healthcare Ltd v Astellas Pharma GmbH [2015] 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 [2015] EWHC 2548 (Pat) (patent revocation, validity and infringement concerning pharmaceuticals)

Starbucks (HK) Limited & Anr v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc & Ors [2015] UKSC 31 (appeal to Supreme Court, trade mark, passing off)

Fresh Trading Ltd v Deepend Fresh Recovery Ltd [2015] EWHC 52 (Ch) (copyright of ‘Innocent’ logo);

Teva v AstraZeneca AB [2014] EWHC 2873 (Pat) (patent revocation for asthma treatment);

TDY v Pramet [2014] EWHC 565 (patent infringement metal cutting tool);

Apple v Samsung [2013] ECDR 1 (registered design right concerning tablet computers);

Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd v Asda Stores Ltd [2011] FSR 1 (trade mark infringement concerning advertising campaign);

Fosroc International Ltd v WR Grace & Co [2010] EWHC 1702 (Pat) (patent revocation and validity action concerning cement and concrete composition);

Honda v Neesam [2009] EWHC 1213 (Pat) (damages inquiry regarding parallel importation);

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Premium Aircraft [2009] EWCA Civ 1062 (patent appeal concerning Virgin’s upper-class suite seating);

Mölnlycke Health Care v Wake Forest University [2009] EWHC 2204 (Pat) (Patent action concerning wound care device);

Aerotel v Wavecrest Group Enterprises [2009] EWCA Civ 408 (telecommunications patent appeal);

Trafalgar Financial Futures v Hamdi [2009] Supreme Court of Gibraltar (breach of confidence action concerning trade secrets in trading techniques);

KJM Superbikes Ltd v Hinton [2008] EWCA Civ 1280 (application to bring contempt proceedings for false statement of truth); Patel v Allos Therapeutics Inc [2008] ETMR 75 (cybersquatting dispute)

Yeda v Rhone-Poulenc Rorer [2008] RPC 1 (appeal to House of Lords on law of patent entitlement).


Called 2001.


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 property

Within: Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Kathryn Pickard - 11 South SquareShe is thoughtful, personable and great with clients.

Within: Intellectual property

The premier IP set’, 11 South Square, is ‘very strong in the field’, ‘reliable, and easy to get on with’. It boasts ‘top-class patent silks’ and has particular experience handling disputes in the technology and life sciences sector. Several members, including Michael Silverleaf QC and Kathryn Pickard, continue to be engaged in the Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) litigation, now before the Supreme Court. The chambers is also singled out for its ‘exemplary clerking service’.

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