Sam has worked on a range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters.

His experience as a patent litigator encompasses a variety of technology areas, including pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical devices, telecommunications and battery technology.  He has experience in the UK before the Patents Court, Court of Appeal and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, as well as assisting with proceedings before the European Patent Office and in various European national courts.

Sam also has experience advising with soft intellectual property rights, advising clients in relation to infringement of design rights, and copyright infringement in music, sports broadcasting, and in user instructions.

Having studied chemistry at the University of Bath, Sam has a particular interest in the chemical and life sciences sectors, including the renewable and sustainable energy sector.

Sam joined Powell Gilbert in 2019.

Key Cases

  • Edwards Lifesciences v Meril (transcatheter heart valves)
  • GlaxoSmithKline v Fibrogen & Astellas (anaemia therapeutics)
  • Coloplast v Salts (ostomy devices)
  • Advanced Bionics v MED-EL (cochlear implants)
  • BioNTech/ Pfizer v CureVac (SARS-CoV2 vaccine)
  • Sculpd v Pott’d (copyright infringement)

2019 Solicitor (England & Wales)


MSci Chemistry with Management, University of Bath

MSci Law, Business and Management, University of Law

Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford University

Connections & Networks

Member of AIPPI and IPSoc

Awards & Recognition
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Favourite book

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

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Triathlon, food and wine, and travel.

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Life before law

A (brief) stint as a super-yacht deckhand.