Chambers and Partners UK, 2018: Life Sciences

Chambers UK, 2018: Life Sciences

Powell Gilbert LLP is in Band 1 for Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation

Penny Gilbert, Tim Powell and Zoë Butler are leading individuals recommended for Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation

What the team is known for Firm devoted solely to IP in the life sciences sector. One of the finest patent litigation practices in the world, acting on behalf of innovators and generics. Advises on all facets of patent life-cycle management.

Strengths Sources say Powell Gilbert is “a powerhouse for life sciences litigation.”

A client says: “They are excellent – highly skilled and easy to work with.”

Notable practitioners

The “brilliant” Penny Gilbert is one of the country’s most talented patent litigators and concentrates primarily on disputes in the life sciences field. Clients marvel at her “great balance of creativity and pragmatism.”

Tim Powell leads on complex, multi-jurisdictional patent disputes concerning pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology. Clients remark on his “great technical ability and smooth litigation management.”

Zoë Butler is a “very well-respected and experienced litigator” recommended for pan-European disputes, ADR proceedings, freedom-to-operate analysis and EPO oppositions. Sources say: “She knows her stuff and is a hard worker, and that’s how you get to the bottom of the key points in a case.”