Adrian has extensive experience of all aspects of intellectual property, in particular complex patent litigation in a number of industry sectors.
He has recently advised on disputes involving pharmaceuticals, somatic cell therapy, semiconductor chip design, inkjet printing technology, digital compression algorithms, LCD flat-panel technology, telecoms and pharmaceuticals. He also frequently helps clients with disputes involving confidential information, database rights, trade marks, copyright and designs.
Away from the court room, he is regularly involved in the negotiation and drafting of technology licence agreements and other contracts relating to IP such as R&D collaborations, joint ventures, co-promotions and other commercial arrangements. He also advises on the EC and UK competition law aspects of these agreements, and issues relating to technical standardisation, essential IPR and patent pooling.
He has a wealth of experience in handling the IP aspects of many major corporate transactions, including for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 corporations.