Dentons

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Full-service IP law practice handling commercial and contentious matters involving all core rights, including patent litigation. Clients leading media, retail, FMCG and technology companies. Has a growing client base in the life sciences sector. Offers patent and trade mark prosecution services.

Strengths A client says: "They are exemplary and able to explain to lay people the intricacies of the patents involved."

Another says: "Dentons lawyers are pragmatic and are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to the bottom of the things."

"The Dentons team keep track of and can juggle issues in the correct order while others might get side-tracked," says a source. "They are patient and cope well with surprises and questions. They are keen to understand and manage different players' expectations and emotions, be it client, counsel or potential experts."

Work highlights Represented Emtelle UK in a series of High Court cases relating to infringement and validity matters regarding fibre-optic technology.

Notable practitioners

Campbell Forsyth is a well-respected patent litigator equally at home running technically demanding life sciences, hi-tech and mechanical engineering cases. A source says: "He is an excellent litigator, alive to the details of the case but also hugely experienced at putting together strategies in complex transnational litigations."