Name: Paul Inman
Law firm: Gowling WLG
With more than 20 years’ experience in highprofile
patent litigation, Paul Inman has acted
in many of the current leading patent cases. These include
SmithKlineBeecham v Synthon (House of Lords: novelty); and
Lundbeck v Generics (House of Lords: sufficiency). He advises
many clients in the life sciences sector and has a number of active
litigation matters ongoing. Inman acted for FujifilmKyowaKirin
Biologics (FKB) in its dispute with AbbVie over the world’s highest
selling drug, Humira, resulting in the first ‘Arrow declaration’ in
the UK being awarded to FKB.
Name: Nicole Jadeja
Law firm: Pinsent Masons
Position: Co-head of life sciences
Nicole Jadeja is a partner at Pinsent Masons,
with a particular expertise in the life sciences
industry. She has represented GlaxoSmithKline in a global patent
dispute against Pfizer related to childhood meningitis vaccines.
She has also advised organisations such as the BioIndustry
Association and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in
their applications to intervene in UK Supreme Court cases.
Name: Neil Jenkins
Law firm: Bird & Bird
Neil Jenkins joined Bird & Bird in 1986 and
became a partner in 1996. He is one of the firm’s
most seasoned and skilled life sciences patent litigators. His forte
is the management and conduct of cross border patent litigation
and he has an established reputation in the pharmaceutical and
medical device fields.
Name: Alan Johnson
Law firm: Bristows
A patent litigator with experience in almost all
areas of technology, Alan Johnson has carved
a career spanning more than 35 years. He qualified in 1983
and became a partner at Bristows in 1990. He has followed the
development of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) since 1999 and is
a regular speaker and commentator on this topic.
Name: Sarah Johnson
Law firm: Carpmaels & Ransford
Position: Senior associate
Sarah Johnson advises on a range of contentious
and non-contentious IP matters, with a primary
focus on patent litigation. She also has expertise in trademarks,
trade secrets, design rights, and licensing issues, and many of her
cases involve a cross-border element. Johnson has coordinated
multi-jurisdictional patent litigation for several clients, and she
has dealt with disputes in industries including the life sciences,
medical devices, telecommunications, and engineering. Within
medical devices, Johnson has advised on surgical dressings,
colonoscopes, orthodontics, and automatic injectors.
Name: Cerryg Jones
Law firm: Browne Jacobson
Cerryg Jones has more than 20 years’ experience
in intellectual property law and focuses his
practice on trademarks, copyright, designs, trade secrets and
confidential information. He often represents clients in food,
drink, healthcare, professional and business support services.
His notable cases include Dyson v Qualtex in 2006, where he
represented Dyson in the English High Court and Court of Appeal
in a design dispute concerning spare parts.
Name: Paul Jordan
Law firm: Bristows
Head of the advertising and marketing practice
at Bristows, Paul Jordan specialises in
contentious and non-contentious IP matters, focusing on
comparative advertising matters, regulatory compliance and
complex multi-jurisdiction prize promotions and competitions.
He has particular expertise in relation to online gaming, alcohol,
e-cigarettes, food and drink, travel and tourism matters. Jordan
is a recognised expert in trademark law and edits the UK’s trade
dress section of INTA’s know-how portal.
Name: Ian Karet
Law firm: Linklaters
Ian Karet is a partner at Linklaters. He has
experience in all areas of intellectual property
law including licensing and cross-border disputes, representing
in particular clients in pharmaceutical, telecoms and consumer
goods sectors. He graduated from the University of Oxford with
an MA in chemistry, and joined Linklaters in 1987 as an articled
clerk. He was promoted to associate in 1990 and became a partner
in 1997. Karet’s notable cases include Actavis v Merck, Aerotel v
Telco and Cranway v Playtech.
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