Name: Arty Rajendra
Law firm: Osborne Clarke
Position: Partner and head of IP
Arty Rajendra became a qualified lawyer in 1997
and was promoted to partner at Rouse in 2004 where she headed
the firm’s UK litigation practice. In 2017, she joined Osborne
Clarke as a partner. She is a committee member of the Intellectual
Property Lawyers’ Association (IPLA) and has represented the
IPLA at meetings of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
users committee. Rajendra chairs the IPLA Brexit working group
for trademarks and designs.
Name: Paul Rawlinson
Law firm: Baker McKenzie
Position: Global chair
Paul Rawlinson’s experience includes trademark,
trade secret, passing off, copyright, design and
technology issues. He has developed new ways of working
with global clients and pioneered Baker McKenzie’s intellectual
property group’s offshoring strategy to create its global IP support
centre in Manila. His clients include Cisco, L’Oréal, BAT, JCB and
Eli Lilly. Rawlinson is also a member of INTA and the Law Society.
Name: Sophie Rich
Law firm: Herbert Smith Freehills
Sophie Rich is a leading patent litigator in the
UK. With clients including Sanofi, AbbVie, Daiichi
Sankyo, CSL and Roche, she has been involved in a number of
the precedent setting actions in the patent field. Since making
partner in 1996, her career has focused on very high value and
technically complex patent actions for originator pharmaceutical
and other technology-driven companies.
Name: Mark Ridgway
Law firm: Allen & Overy
Mark Ridgway is a partner and intellectual
property litigator in Allen & Overy’s London
office. He was admitted as a solicitor in 2004 and advises clients
on a range of cross-border contentious matters. He graduated
from Nottingham University with an electronics engineering
degree before converting to law. Ridgway has experience in
patents and trade secrets litigation, advising clients from the life
sciences, technology and financial services sectors. He joined the
firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2015.
Name: Gwilym Roberts
Law firm: Kilburn & Strode
Gwilym Roberts advises his clients on all aspects
of the patent process including intellectual
property audit and capture, IP filing strategies and patent portfolio
management techniques. He acts for a range of clients, handling
a diverse range of cases before the UK Intellectual Property Office,
European Patent Office and WIPO. He is also president of the
British group of the Union of European Patent Practitioners, and
is a core liaison between the UK patent profession and the UK,
European and international patent offices.
Name: David Rose
Law firm: Mishcon de Reya
David Rose is a partner at Mishcon de Reya
specialising in rights protection and enforcement
programmes across all intellectual property disciplines.
He represents many leading brands in the pharmaceutical,
entertainment, technology, retail, fashion and luxury industries.
He has considerable experience in life sciences and telecoms
patent disputes as well as in high profile brand, copyright and
data litigation. Rose also acts before the UKIPO and the EUIPO in
contested brand and design matters.
Name: Matthew Sammon
Law firm: Marks & Clerk
Matthew Sammon is a partner at and head of UK
trademarks at Marks & Clerk. He has experience
in trademark prosecution, portfolio management, clearance
searching, oppositions, and trademark portfolio due diligence.
Sammon has represented clients in industries including food,
luxury goods and tobacco. He is often featured in the intellectual
property, trade and national press as a commentator on trademark
issues. He is a member of LES and PTMG.
Name: Beatriz San Martín
Law firm: Arnold & Porter
Beatriz San Martín focuses her practice on
patents, primarily in the life sciences sector, and
supplementary protection certificates. Before pursuing her legal
career, she was a scientist and gained her undergraduate degree
and doctorate from the University of Cambridge specialising in
genetics and cellular and molecular biology. Her notable cases
include handling several patent disputes on behalf of Eli Lilly. She
is a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the
European Patent Lawyers Association.
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