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, prosecution and rights strategy offerings, and also noted for trade mark disputes. Regularly instructed to assist with the IP aspects of corporate transactions.

Strengths A client says: "They provide great-quality service and are able to adapt to their clients' profile and corporate culture."

Another says: "They are excellent - very responsive and they provide advice that is accurate and commercial."

A client adds: "The team are extremely prompt and thorough and have great strength in depth."

Work highlights Defended Gilead against revocation actions brought by generics manufacturers regarding its SPC for Truvada, an HIV prevention drug.

Notable practitioners

Michael Burdon represents technology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies in complex patent litigation. A source says: "He is really smart and an excellent lawyer."

Scott Parker is recognised for his work representing life sciences companies in patent infringement, revocation actions and SPC coverage litigation. A source says: "He is diligent, hard-working and has a well-respected practice."