Powell Gilbert LLP

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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Powell Gilbert LLP is a specialist IP law firm serving clients across the full spectrum of knowledge-driven industries. The firm has established itself as one of the largest, most innovative and highly regarded IP teams in the UK, with unrivalled patent litigation experience and a blue-chip brands practice.

The firm’s lawyers include some of the leading IP practitioners, with expertise across the range of IP rights. This includes patents spanning all technologies, from complex biotech to telecom/electronics and FRAND issues, as well as trade marks, copyright, design rights, passing off and confidential information. The technical expertise at Powell Gilbert is second to none. Almost all of the firm’s lawyers have scientific backgrounds, many having PhD's in relevant scientific disciplines.

The firm has appeared in many of the most technically complex and legally challenging patent cases in the UK courts and has represented clients in referrals on SPC law to the CJEU and EFTA Court. The firm also represents clients in smaller claims before the UK IP Enterprise Court and in proceedings before the UK IPO and the EPO.

The firm’s flourishing soft IP practice acts for some of the world’s most sophisticated, brand-driven businesses and has a track record of devising and delivering creative solutions to meet clients’ commercial objectives. The firm also has a strong practice in copyright and design rights, including representing some of the leading manufacturers of iconic furniture.


Ayrton, Simon

Butler, Zoë

Damerell, Peter

Gilbert, Penny

Hopewell, Bethan

Kusumakar, Siddharth

Laakkonen, Ari

Oliver, Tom

Powell, Tim

Whitfield, Tim

Wilson, Alex





Edwards Lifesciences

Elbit Systems


Fritz Hansen


HL Display

Huawei Technologies



Napp Pharmaceuticals / Mundipharma

Nichia Corporation

Philip Morris International

Procter & Gamble

Reckitt Benckiser

Research Corporation Technologies

Sony Corporation

UCB Biopharma





Consumer & luxury goods

Energy & clean technology


Food & beverages

Media & entertainment

Medical devices


Telecoms & electronics