Name: Nick Bolter
Law firm: Cooley
Nick Bolter is the chair of Cooley’s global
trademark, copyright and advertising practice
group. He has experience in IP, with a focus on trademarks
and designs. He advises clients on the selection, prosecution,
protection and enforcement of trademarks, brands and designs.
Bolter manages brand enforcement campaigns for technology,
automotive, retail and consumer brands.
Name: Andrew Bowler
Law firm: Bristows
Andrew Bowler qualified at Bristows in 1999
and became a partner in 2008. He specialises
in contentious IP matters, with a particular emphasis on patents,
trademarks, designs, and misuse of confidential information,
as well as FRAND disputes. He advises clients across a range
of technologies, from pharmaceuticals to mobile phones and
complex engineering products.
Name: Simon Bradbury
Law firm: Appleyard Lees
Simon Bradbury is a partner at Appleyard Lees,
focusing on patents in the life sciences and
biotechnology sectors. His broad expertise includes artificial
intelligence and machine learning in drug discovery, medical
devices, and microbiology. Bradbury has advised clients in matters
relating to oppositions, appeals, infringement, revocations, and
invalidity actions. His clients include large multinationals as well
as startup companies.
Name: Lorna Brazell
Law firm: Osborne Clarke
Lorna Brazell is an intellectual property partner at
Osborne Clarke, with over 23 years of experience
in the enforcement and defence of IP through both litigation and
arbitration. She represents clients in the biotechnology, energy
and technology industries; her notable cases include Intel v Via
Technologies, OGT v Affymetrix, Oakley v Animal, and Microsoft
v Motorola Mobility.
Name: Peter Brownlow
Law firm: Bird & Bird
Peter Brownlow is a partner at Bird & Bird and has more than
20 years of experience in trademark, copyright and design law.
In 2016 he represented Assos of Switzerland before the English
Court of Appeal in a trademark case against Asos, and acted for
Merck KGaA, of Darmstadt, Germany in its trademark and breach
of contract claim against Merck, Sharp & Dohme including before
the Court of Appeal in June 2017.
Name: David Barron
Law firm: Gowling WLG
David Barron is partner and head of technology
patent litigation at Gowling WLG, based in the
firm’s London office. His practice focuses on patent issues across
Europe and complex, multi-jurisdictional technology patent
litigation. He has particular experience in patent litigation in
Europe for US corporations, and in coordinating global strategy
with US counsel.
Name: Ian Bartlett
Law firm: Beck Greener
Position: Partner, trademark attorney
Ian Bartlett is a partner at Beck Greener and heads up the
trademark department there. He has more than 25 years of
experience in trademark prosecution and handling intellectual
property disputes. He represents clients at hearings before the
UK Intellectual Property Office and is an appointed person. He
also practises before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
and the English High Court. Bartlett is a member of the Chartered
Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
Name: Simon Bennett
Law firm: Fox Williams
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Simon Bennett is a partner at Fox Williams and
has experience in patents, trademarks, passing
off, copyright, designs and breach of confidence in sectors such
as fashion, new media, financial services, IT and oil and gas.
He has presented cases before the English High Court, Court of
Appeal, Copyright Tribunal and the European Patent Office. He
is a member of the design rights sub-committee of INTA and
has organised and spoken at seminars on designs for the fashion
Name: Richard Bizley
Law firm: Avidity IP
Richard Bizley is head of the legal practice at
Avidity IP and has extensive biotechnology
patent law experience. During his career he has handled many
high-profile cases at the European Patent office and is recognised
as one of Europe’s leading practitioners in oppositions and related
contentious proceedings. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of
Patent Attorneys since 1975 and a registered European patent
attorney since 1978, Bizley advised on the early genomics cases
and was responsible for filing the Medical Research Council’s
initial genomics case. He has a BA and an MA in biochemistry
from the University of Oxford.
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