Pete

Damerell

Partner

A pragmatic and very experienced litigator with an excellent technical understanding and good business acumen, who is successful in balancing attention for detail against keeping the overall goal in mind and staying focused on the key issues of the case.

IAM Patent 1000

Pete

Damerell

Partner

A pragmatic and very experienced litigator with an excellent technical understanding and good business acumen, who is successful in balancing attention for detail against keeping the overall goal in mind and staying focused on the key issues of the case.

IAM Patent 1000

Profile

Pete specialises in patent litigation, advising clients on complex disputes across a diverse range of technologies. He has extensive experience in handling complex and high value patent litigation before the UK courts (including up to the Supreme Court). His cases are frequently international in nature, and he often works with legal advisers from across Europe, North America and Asia, contributing to and often co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional patent litigation strategies.

Pete’s scientific background provides him with a firm understanding of technical issues. He is experienced in working with a diverse range of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceutical products and formulations, biotechnology, telecommunications and engineering.

Pete frequently speaks on IP-related issues at conferences, including on SEP/FRAND litigation, for which he has been involved in a number of the leading cases in the UK. He is also a tutor on the Oxford Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice course, teaching patent litigation.  

Pete became a partner in 2016.

Key cases: 

  • Philip Morris v Nicoventures (heat-not-burn tobacco)
  • Advanced Bionics v MED-EL (cochlear implants)
  • Coloplast v Salts (ostomy devices)
  • Unwired Planet v Huawei & Others (telecommunications / FRAND licensing)
  • Garmin v Philips (GPS wearable devices)
  • Varian v Elekta (MRI / radiotherapy devices)
  • TCT v Ericsson (telecommunications)
  • Mölnlycke v BSN Medical (wound dressings)
  • Mylan v Sandoz (protein purification)
  • Teva v Actavis (rasagiline)
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SPCs – agalsidase beta)
  • Corma v Hegler Plastik (extruded plastics)
  • Eugen Seitz v KHS Corpoplast and Norgren (PET plastic technology)
  • HTC v Apple (smartphones)
  • Apple v Nokia (smartphones)
  • Alan Nuttall v Fri-Jado (hot food merchandisers)
  • Teva v Aventis (docetaxel formulations) 
  • Roche v Chiron (SPCs – trastuzumab and enfuvirtide)
Qualifications

2006 Solicitor (England & Wales)

2022 Solicitor (Ireland)

2023 Solicitor Advocate (England & Wales)

Education

BA (Physiological Sciences), Oxford University

MSc (Physiology), Oxford University

Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Bristol University

Connections & Networks

Member of EPLAW, AIPPI and LES

Vice Chair of AIPPI’s Enforcement Standing Committee

Tutor on the Oxford University Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property & Practice

 

Awards & Recognition

Legal 500 – Next Generation Partner (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020)

Juve Patent – Recommended Individual, Patent Litigation UK

IAM Patent 1000 – UK Patent Litigation (Silver Tier)

Who’s Who Legal – Patents and Copyright

Managing IP’s IP Stars – Notable practitioner

Expert Guides – Rising Star (2018, 2017)

Additional Facts
Favourite place

Skaros Rock, Santorini

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Pets

My cockapoo Wilfred

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Proudest moment

My sons' adoption ceremony