Bryce is an experienced patent litigator before the UK courts, having represented clients in the pharma and biotech fields as well as in the medical devices, gaming, banking and FMCG sectors.

Bryce has additionally co-ordinated a number of multi-jurisdictional matters across various European jurisdictions on behalf of various life sciences clients. Bryce also obtained experience as a patent litigator in South Africa and other African countries before joining Powell Gilbert in 2016.

Prior to undertaking his legal studies, Bryce obtained a degree in Chemistry and Applied Chemistry which provides him with a solid technical foundation.

Bryce became a partner at Powell Gilbert in 2024.

Key Cases

  • Otsuka v GW Pharma (royalty dispute / jurisdiction challenge – cannabidiol)
  • Edwards Lifesciences v Meril (transcatheter heart valves)
  • Biogen v Gedeon Richter (adalimumab formulations)
  • Edwards Lifesciences v Boston Scientific (transcatheter heart valves)
  • Abbott v Edwards Lifesciences (transcatheter mitral valve repair)
  • Ansell v Reckitt Benckiser (synthetic polyisoprene products)
  • Eli Lilly v Eisai (Alzheimer therapies)
  • Biogen v AbbVie (adalimumab)
  • Biogen v Fresenius (adalimumab formulations)
  • Merck Shark & Dohme v GlaxoSmithKline (pneumococcal vaccines)
  • Dräxlmaier vs. BOS (automotive industry)

2014 Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

2016 Patent Attorney, South Africa

2022 Solicitor (England & Wales)

2024 Solicitor (Ireland)

2024 UPC Representative


BSc (Chemistry & Applied Chemistry), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

LLB (Law), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

LLM (IP Law), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford University

Connections & Networks

Member of IPSoc

Young EPLaw attendee

Awards & Recognition

LMG Expert Guides – Rising Star: Patents

Who’s Who Legal – Patents

Additional Facts


Additional Facts
Favourite place

Cape Town

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Favourite book

Power of One by Bryce Courtenay