Simmons & Simmons LLP

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Excellent patent litigation practice acting for leading life sciences and technology companies. Comprehensive commercial IP and prosecution offerings, and also noted for trade mark disputes. Regularly instructed to assist with the IP aspects of corporate transactions.

Strengths A source says: "In my experience, the IP team at Simmons & Simmons is highly experienced, efficient, and always gives excellent, practical advice."

A client says: "Their lawyers provide high-quality, extremely thorough and well-considered advice."

Work highlight Advised GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development on a master research collaboration agreement for various projects with a number of universities, funded by the Medical Research Council under the EMINENT research programme.

Notable practitioners

Michael Burdon is a seasoned patent litigator with a flair for multi-jurisdictional disputes of great complexity. He is best known for his work for pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturers, although he is also recommended for electronic engineering matters.

Scott Parker has an excellent reputation for his handling of biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent litigation. A client says: "He is a thoughtful, considered strategist and provided excellent insights and advice on plotting a successful course to trial."