Hannah

Smith-Willis

Senior Associate

Hannah

Smith-Willis

Senior Associate

Profile

Hannah has advised clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, including patent litigation before the UK High Court and the European Patent Office, as well as issues relating to trade marks, designs and copyright.  She also has experience of co- ordinating multi-jurisdictional actions and has spent time on secondment to a global pharmaceutical company.

Hannah graduated with a degree in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford.

Hannah joined Powell Gilbert in 2019.

Key cases

  • Philip Morris v Nicoventures (heat-not-burn tobacco)
  • Illumina v MGI (gene sequencing technology)
  • GlaxoSmithKline v Fibrogen & Astellas (anaemia therapeutics)
  • Illumina v Ariosa & Premaitha (non-invasive pre-natal testing)
  • Pfizer v GlaxoSmithKline (meningitis B vaccines)
  • Vestergaard Fransen v Bestnet (insecticidal mosquito nets)
  • Eli Lilly v HGS (SPC)
Qualifications

2014 Solicitor (England & Wales)

Education

BA, Human Sciences, University of Oxford

Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford University

Connections & Networks

Member of AIPPI, CIPA and IPSoc

Awards & Recognition
Additional Facts
Favourite Book

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Additional Facts
Favourite Place

Bowen Island, BC, Canada

Favourite Technology

Nespresso machines