2024 Webinar ‘InterDigital vs Lenovo’

There is still time to sign up to tomorrow’s webinar taking place at 12pm GMT where Powell Gilbert partners Pete Damerell and Tess Waldron will be joining OxFirst to discuss the decision of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in InterDigital vs Lenovo, as well as some of the key insights from the decision and the impact it may have on the future of Standard Essential Patents litigation and FRAND licensing.

To register and for more information, please see here.

2024 Bench & Bar® Conference

Tess Waldron is attending the 2024 FCBA Bench & Bar® Conference at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, South Carolina on 19-22 June 2024.

Tess is on the Global Patent Remedies panel discussing the UPC, injunctions and proportionality.

Further details on the conference can be found here.

Financial Times – Report to mark the first anniversary of the UPC

IN THE PRESS: Alex Wilson speaks to the Financial Times to mark the first anniversary of the UPC

The beginning of June marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Unified Patent Court, establishing for the first time a single patent jurisdiction for a major proportion of the European market encompassing c.300 million people.

To mark the anniversary, PG Partner Alex Wilson spoke to the Financial Times to give his assessment of the successes of the court over the past twelve months and what the benefits are to date for European patentholders.

In its first year, a total of 373 cases were filed with the UPC across a range of technologies and industries. In Alex’s words: “In pure numbers, the court has been a runaway success.”

PG is proud to have acted in 33 of those cases, representing approximately 10% of total cases, across all the major regional and central divisions of the court and the Court of Appeal, including arguing major procedural issues for the new court such as transparency and access to documents.

You can read Alex thoughts in an article by the FT’s Legal Correspondent Suzi Ring published in a Special Report on Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms, here. 

Find out more about our patent litigation work before the UPC here: https://powellgilbert.com/what-we-do/patent-litigation-upc/.

OxViews’ 9th IP & Competition Forum 2024

Partners Pete Damerell, Sidd Kusumakar, Bethan Hopewell and Peter FitzPatrick will be attending OxViews’ 9th IP & Competition Forum in Munich, Germany on 18-19 June 2024.

Pete will be speaking on the Panel: UK & WIPO SEPs Perspectives and Sidd will be moderating the Panel: Life Sciences Litigation in the UPC & the UK. 

Full information about the conference can be viewed here.  


LES France – ASPI – AIPPI Life Sciences Conference 2024

Penny Gilbert is attending the LES-ASPI-AIPPI Life Sciences Conference in Paris today, 13 June 2024.

Speaking on a panel reviewing UPC & National Case Law Review in the Life Sciences. Topics include claim interpretation, SPC Manufacturing Waiver, Preliminary injunctions, Dawn raids, seizures and order for the preservation of evidence, international and UPC internal jurisdiction.

Further information on the agenda can be found here.  

C5’s 22nd Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents

Powell Gilbert Partner Bethan Hopewell will be attending this year’s C5’s 22nd Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents held in New York on May 29-30, 2024. She will be speaking on the panel Navigating the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Landscape: Insights, Strategies, and Best Practices One Year In. Further information here.


C5’s 17th Forum on Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation in Europe

Joel Coles will be co-chairing C5’s 17th Forum on Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation in Europe at the Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam on      29-30 May 2024. Further information on this conference can be found here


Winners announced – LMG Life Sciences EMEA Awards 2024

Team PG had a fantastic evening at the LMG Life Sciences Awards 2024 EMEA last night, and we are delighted to have been presented with six awards, including:-


The night also saw PG receive Impact Case awards, for the team’s work on Edwards Lifesciences v Meril Life Sciences and Gilead v NuCana.

Many thanks to our hosts for a wonderful evening, congratulations to all of the other winners and well done to our hard-working team!

More information of the awards and photos of the evening can be found here.

DATE: Thursday 16th May 2024

LOCATION: Waldorf Hilton, London


LSPN – North America Spring Conference 2024

Zoë Butler, Bryce Matthewson and Simon Ayrton are attending the LSPN – Life Sciences Patent Network North America Spring Conference 2024 on 8-9 May in Boston where Zoë and Bryce are speaking on The Unified Patent Court -lessons from the first year session. 

The team will also be hosting a roundtable discussion on this topic.

Further information of the conference can be found here.

LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2024

Bethan Hopewell, Siddharth Kusumakar and Bryce Matthewson are attending the LAIPLA Spring Seminar 2024 in San Diego, CA from May 3rd to 5th, where they will be heading a panel on the UPC and Developments in the FRAND Space on Friday.

More information on the conference can be found here.