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Kirkland & Ellis

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Expert handling of revocation and infringement disputes with impressive command of second medical use and standard-essential patents. Particularly strong focus on the life science sector, regularly acting for medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Also highly recommended for electronics patent litigation. Often called on to advise on non-contentious IP matters.

Strengths

A source says: "Kirkland & Ellis understand the clients' needs and deliver with clarity and concision. The team is collaborative in coordination of complex global litigation. Additionally, they quickly develop an effective strategic vision to meet their clients’ business objectives and to fully execute that vision with creativity and dedication."

"Phenomenally talented and fantastic to work with," say clients.

Work highlights

Represented the British American Tobacco group in patent revocation and infringement proceedings in the UK against Philip Morris Products concerning both parties’ tobacco heating products.

Notable practitioners

Katie Coltart has an emerging profile representing companies in the technology and life sciences sectors in patent litigation, including SEP disputes. Her recent work includes cases that have progressed to the Supreme Court.
"Katie is fantastic at navigating the complex landscape involved in SEP licensing, and setting the right tone." "She has a good technical background, gets into the complex technical details of the case and is very thorough." "She has a great deal of experience, has a sharp mind and is an effective lawyer."

Nicola Dagg is a pre-eminent litigator handling some of the most complex patent cases of the day for pharmaceutical companies, including before the Supreme Court. She is also recommended for electronic and mechanical engineering disputes.
"Nicola Dagg has a great deal of experience from which she draws great advice and takes into the consideration the commercial movers, coordinating well across different jurisdictions." "She is pragmatic, creative and understands the ultimate objective of the client." "She has a very clear and practical approach to finding a commercial solution." 

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Intellectual Property

Kirkland & Ellis

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Location

30 St Mary Axe

London

Greater London

UK

EC3A 8AF

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Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation


Katie Coltart
Up and Coming
Nicola Dagg
Band 1