Senior Associate



Senior Associate


Claire provides advice on a range of intellectual property matters, focusing particularly on patent disputes. She has experience of litigation in the Patents Court and the Court of Appeal and in the coordination of multi-jurisdictional actions. Her physical sciences background enables her to readily understand complex technologies. She has advised clients in cases relating to robotics, semiconductors, electronics, computer software and telecommunications, including cases involving international technology standards.

Claire also gained valuable experience whilst on secondment at a major international pharmaceutical company.

Claire joined Powell Gilbert in 2007.

Key Cases

  • AIM Sport v Supponor (digital overlay systems)
  • AutoStore v Ocado (robotics)
  • IPCom v Lenovo (telecommunications / FRAND licensing)
  • Garmin v Philips (GPS wearable devices)
  • PulseOn v Garmin (design rights – heart rate monitors)
  • Unwired Planet v Huawei & Others (telecommunications / FRAND licensing)
  • Fresenius v Advanced Renal Technologies (dialysis fluids)
  • Vringo v ZTE (telecommunications / FRAND licensing)
  • Motorola Mobility v BT (digital TV)
  • HTC v Apple (smartphones)
  • LG v Sony (blu-ray technology / FRAND licensing)
  • Apple v Nokia (smartphones)
  • Philips & Others v Alba (MPEG-2 / FRAND licensing)
  • Nichia v Seoul Semiconductor & Others (semiconductors – LED technology)
  • Sandoz / ratiopharm v Napp (controlled release oxycodone formulations)
  • Aerotel v Wavecrest (telecommunications)

2007 Solicitor (England & Wales)


MSci (Physics with a Year in Europe), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

(including one year at L’Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Grenoble, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble)

Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford University

Connections & Networks

Member of AIPPI and LSLA

Awards & Recognition
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Languages spoken

English and French (conversational)

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Places I’ve lived

England and Grenoble, France

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I love to travel