Marks & Clerk Law

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Dedicated IP firm noted as a regular presence in the patent courts, fighting cases for leading electronics, engineering and pharmaceutical companies. Also recommended for disputes involving all non-patent rights, trade marks in particular. Clients benefit from the firm's strong relationship with its sister patent and trade mark attorney firm.

Strengths A client says: "I feel I can rely on them 100% and they are easy to work with but also very dedicated. We have a lot of trust in them."

Another notes: "An excellent firm who have been very responsive and thorough in their analysis of the matter."

Sources say: "There is a synergy between their client care and their understanding and knowledge."

Work highlights Acted for AstraZeneca in a High Court case regarding a potential claim for payment due arising from a collaboration agreement with Astex Therapeutics to develop a treatment for Alzheimer's.

Notable practitioners

Gregor Grant is called upon for his expertise in patent litigation. He has achieved successful outcomes for clients in cases concerned with life sciences, hi-tech and mechanical engineering technologies.

Mike Gilbert is "an absolute pleasure to work with," according to a source, who adds: "He is a very strategic litigator with huge experience in the industry." He is highly regarded for his practice specialism in SPCs and bio-pharmaceutical patents.