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Bird & Bird

Life Sciences

2 ranked lawyersBand 4AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Widely recognised as a strong practice for assisting life sciences clients on intellectual property matters, including patent and trade mark disputes. Also acts for clients on competition disputes and product liability matters. Clients include major pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and universities and research bodies.

Strengths

A client describes the team as "very practical," going on to add: "They take a pragmatic and commercial approach, and are able to explain complex concepts in a simple and easy to understand format."

Work highlights

Acted for Abbey Laboratories in its contentious dealings with Bayer Animal Health concerning Bayer's patent for the administration of macrocyclic lactones to animals in drinking water.

Notable practitioners

Jane Owen is well respected for her work on patent disputes and trade mark matters for life sciences clients. A client comments: "She grasps the issues quickly and is able to combine legal advice with pragmatic solutions."

Lynne Lewis is praised for her "very hands-on approach to litigation," and a source says: "She's very smart and very strategic, and she works incredibly hard." A frequent adviser to pharmaceutical and medical research clients, she is noted for her strong work ethic, a client commenting: "I don't have any concerns when it comes to timeliness. I sometimes wonder if she ever sleeps, she's always available."

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Life Sciences


Jane Owen
Band 3
Lynne Lewis
Band 4