Who’s Who Legal Patents 2018

Specialist intellectual property boutique POWELL GILBERT is internationally recognised for its outstanding patent law practice. This year sees eight individuals selected for their vast experience handling complex patent litigation for high-profile clients.

Tim Powell and Penny Gilbert listed in the top 10 most highly regarded patent lawyers in the Europe, Middle East, Africa region.

“Exceptional lawyer” Penny Gilbert is a “leading name” in the international patent litigation space, and is described by commentators as “an excellent tactician with a strong track record”.

“Top-tier” lawyer Tim Powell is named as a Thought Leader and is “held in high regard” thanks to his expansive expertise. Peers name him “a calm, authoritative and knowledgeable practitioner” with “a market-leading practice”.

Tim Whitfield is also “outstanding” in this space, with sources widely endorsing him as an authority in contentious IP matters. He is particularly well known for his outstanding work on patent litigation and strategy.

Bethan Hopewell has “an excellent understanding of the law” and is recommended by one commentator for her “superb ability to communicate complicated concepts clearly and concisely”.

Ari Laakkonen is “extremely experienced, diligent and proactive”, according to one impressed respondent who goes on to name him as “the best patent litigation solicitor in London”.