Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Advises on complex IP-driven corporate and commercial transactions. Extensive experience in cross-border patent litigation as well as copyright and trade mark disputes. Acts for market leaders in life sciences, e-commerce, telecommunications and financial services.

Strengths A client describes the team as "exceptional."

Work highlights Acted for Shire Pharmaceuticals in a UK patent litigation brought by CSL Behring concerning a treatment for hereditary angioedema.

Notable practitioners

Ian Karet is "an exceptional lawyer who provides concise and digestible strategic advice,"reports a client. He co-ordinates high-stakes patent litigation and IP-driven corporate transactions, often covering multiple jurisdictions.

Nemone Franks has a transactional and advisory practice assisting clients with rights acquisition, separation and licensing. She has a particularly large client following in financial services. A client says: "She is super-sharp, a fierce advocate for her clients and always has rock-solid analysis."

Yohan Liyanage is particularly noted for his extensive life sciences patent litigation practice. He also advises on the treatment of IP assets in corporate and licensing transactions. A client says: "He has a calm character, he listens carefully and is very good at making sure everything is prepared and filed in time."