Arnold & Porter

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Noted for its deep understanding of the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Assured handling of complex licensing deals, patent litigation, registry actions and also brand strategy for fashion and media clients. Also recommended for trade secrets and copyright infringement disputes.

Strengths A client says: "They're very good at the strategy of litigation and also very good at co-ordinating multiple proceedings in different jurisdictions."

A client says: "The partner we worked with was extremely proactive and strategic in their thinking."

Work highlight Advised AstraZeneca on litigation strategy concerning challenges by Teva to the validity of three of the client's patents for its breast cancer treatment Faslodex.

Notable practitioners

Richard Dickinson is best known for his work on complex life sciences patent portfolios, although he is also much sought after for his counsel on trade marks and all other core rights. A client says: "He is very accessible and he delivers very insightful advice."