Powell Gilbert hires life sciences patent litigator as Associate

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James joins Powell Gilbert from the Federal Court of Australia, where he worked as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Jonathan Beach. Prior to this, James was in private practice at Davies Collison Cave, a leading IP law firm in Australia, where he worked on a range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including multi-jurisdictional patent litigation.

As well as his legal experience, James brings to bear significant scientific and technical expertise in the life sciences, having studied biomedical science, molecular biology, forensic biology, and toxicology. James is the fourth Associate hire the firm has made in the last 12 months, following the appointments of Douglas Jayatilaka in August, Adam Mackinnon in April and Theo Cooper in October.

Dr Penny Gilbert, Partner at Powell Gilbert LLP, commented:

“We are thrilled to welcome James to the team, with his valuable technical knowledge in the life sciences sector and his perspective on global IP litigation.\”