Powell Gilbert

At Powell Gilbert, we are focused on intellectual property and helping our clients with challenges over IP rights in the UK and across Europe.

Powell Gilbert

At Powell Gilbert, we are focused on intellectual property and helping our clients with challenges over IP rights in the UK and across Europe.

Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2023

Congratulations to PG’s Bethan Hopewell who received Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year at the 2023 Women in Business Law Awards EMEA. Fantastic news – and very well deserved! See full list of winners here.

Powell Gilbert involved in several cases filed on day 1 of the UPC

19 cases were filed on the first day of the UPC. We are proud to be acting in a significant number of them, including the first two cases filed in the Nordic-Baltic Regional Division, the first case filed in the Milan Local Division, and cases in the German local divisions. We look forward to working with our friends across Europe to represent clients in the UPC, combining the best of local expertise with our track record in coordinating technically complex pan-European patent litigation.

EMEA Women in Business Law Awards 2023 – 3 PG Partners shortlisted

EMEA Women in Business Law Awards 2023 – shortlist has been announced.

Fantastic news! Penny Gilbert and Bethan Hopewell shortlisted for Life Sciences Lawyer of the year and Zoe Butler, Patent Lawyer of the Year.

Congratulations to all shortlisted! Further information here.

Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2023

” They all have huge experience and knowledge of the UK and multinational IP proceedings. The team are a pleasure to work with and are accessible and responsive at all times..”

The Chambers and Partners Global 2023 Guide is out! – and we are delighted to have been ranked Band 1 for Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation and also ranked for Intellectual Property, with eight PG lawyers individually ranked, including Band 1 for Penny Gilbert and Tim Powell!

Find out more and read the full ranking here.

Powell Gilbert adds IP litigator to growing team

Jodie Goonawardena is the firm’s fifth Associate hire in just over a year

LONDON – Specialist IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP today announces that it has expanded its team of leading IP lawyers with the appointment of Jodie Goonawardena as an Associate.

Jodie joins Powell Gilbert from Davies Collison Cave, one of the leading IP law firms in Australia, where she worked on a range of contentious multi-jurisdictional IP matters, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical patent litigation, utilising her scientific and technical expertise in biochemistry and drug design.

Her experience of contentious IP matters also extends to patent litigation in the mining & engineering, consumer goods, and software sectors, as well as trade mark litigation, contentious copyright, designs, consumer law and confidential information matters.

Jodie graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science, with a major in biochemistry. She is the fifth Associate hire the firm has made in just over a year, following the appointments of James Bergus in September, Douglas Jayatilaka in August, Adam Mackinnon in April, and Theo Cooper in October of last year.

Dr Penny Gilbert, Partner at Powell Gilbert LLP, commented:

“Jodie’s expertise combines scientific and technical training in key areas of the life sciences, with an experienced perspective on global IP litigation. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team, and we look forward to her bringing her knowledge and skills to bear for our clients.”

Client Choice Awards 2022

We’re delighted that PG Partners Penny Gilbert and Joel Coles have been named 2022 Client Choice Award Winners by Lexology, in the Life Sciences and Intellectual Property – Patents categories respectively, in recognition of the outstanding client care and quality of service they provide to clients in these key sectors!

Thank you to all who voted. Find out more, here.

Powell Gilbert ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2023

We’re thrilled that Powell Gilbert has once again been ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Partners UK Guide. We are top tier for Intellectual Property (Patent Litigation) and Life Sciences (IP/Patent Litigation) for 2023 – with 7 PG Partners recommended and Tim Powell and Penny Gilbert recognised in Band 1 in both categories!

Many thanks to everyone on the team for their great work over the past year – congratulations! Thanks also to our clients and peers for their wonderful feedback.

Find out more, here: https://chambers.com/law-firm/powell-gilbert-llp-uk-1:143412

The Legal 500 – Powell Gilbert, Tier 1 for Intellectual Property: Patents (Contentious and Non-Contentious)

The Legal 500 rankings are out and Powell Gilbert is ranked Tier 1 for Intellectual Property: Patents (Contentious and Non-Contentious) and recommended for Life Sciences & Healthcare and Intellectual Property: Trade marks, Copyright and Design.

We are particularly delighted to receive such fantastic testimonials from our clients and look forward to continuing to provide the highest levels of service. Congratulations also to our brilliant team for their continued excellent work, and well done in particular to Penny Gilbert and Tim Powell (In Legal 500 Hall of Fame and leading individuals), to Peter Damerell, Bethan Hopewell and Tess Waldron (next generation partners)! See further information here.