Legal 500, Intellectual Property 2017

Powell Gilbert is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 again for Intellectual Property.

Tim Powell and Penny Gilbert are listed in the elite “Leading lawyers” list. The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.

Bethan Hopewell and Peter Damerell highlighted as “Next generation lawyers”.

With Simon Ayrton, Zoe Butler, Peter Damerell, Penny Gilbert, Bethan Hopewell, Ari Laakkonen, Tim Powell and Tim Whitfield all recommended in the editorial.

Powell Gilbert LLP’s team is ‘absolutely superb in every way’ and its IP litigation practice acts for clients including Actavis, Sony and Illumina. High-profile cases include defending smartphone manufacturer Huawei in a patent case brought by Unwired Planet and Ericsson, and representing Actavis in a dispute with Warner-Lambert (Pfizer) pertaining to an alleged patent infringement. The group also acted for Biogen in litigation pertaining to a biosimilar for AbbVie’s prescription drug Humira. Practice head Penny Gilbert predominantly handles IP litigation and advisory work in the life sciences sector. Simon Ayrton specialises in IP dispute resolution, but also handles parallel import and repackaging, and anti-counterfeiting matters. IP litigator Zoe Butler is best known for her patent expertise, but also covers copyright, trade marks and design right matters. Ari Laakkonen, Tim Powell and Tim Whitfield are other names to note. Bethan Hopewell and Peter Damerell were recently promoted to partner.