Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for

Full-service offering able to marshal resources in every conceivable area of IP law and scientific discipline. Capable of co-ordinating the most complex international disputes, licensing strategies and IP-rich corporate transactions. A leading destination for heavyweight telecommunications and life sciences patent litigation. Offers a substantial copyright and database right practice.

Strengths

A source says: "The team at Lovells are a nice bunch of people and fantastic at what they do. They are one of the best teams of patent litigators out there right now."

A client says: "They do an excellent job and provide great customer service."

Work highlight

Won a landmark Supreme Court decision for Eli Lilly in relation to generic challenges its oncology product Alimta.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Brook is highly regarded for his work on high-stakes pharmaceutical patent litigation, and is also rated for his work on telecommunications cases. A client says he is "very practical, personable and realistic."

Paul Brown has a versatile patent litigation practice, which recently has largely been devoted to telecommunications cases. A client says he is "very good at finding innovative solutions and using litigation as a tool to get the right commercial result."

Stephen Bennett is a leading patent litigator whose docket has recently consisted of pharmaceutical, chemical and telecommunications disputes. A source describes him as "a very sophisticated and tremendously effective IP solicitor."