Linklaters

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 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 says: "Their responsiveness is really good - they rounded up the troops and got everything in order ahead of schedule."

Work highlight

Acted for Sanofi and Regeneron on the co-ordination of a global patent dispute with Amgen concerning a new class of cardiovascular disease treatments.

Notable practitioners

Ian Karet is a widely respected patent litigator who also assists with complex IP-driven corporate transactions. A client says: "Ian is one of the best communicators I have worked with - he has firm, comprehensible views and a clear direction on strategy."

Nemone Franks is recommended for IP licensing transactions on behalf of clients in a number of sectors, and is best known for her work with financial institutions regarding fintech assets. A client says: "She's probably the best IP lawyer I've ever worked with. She works through difficult problems thoroughly, and takes a practical, pragmatic approach."

Yohan Liyanage is a patent litigator who is equally at home with the treatment of IP assets in market-changing transactions. A client describes him as "very technically skilled and excellent at execution."