Bristows LLP

Andrew Bowler

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Practice Areas

IP litigation partner advising on patents, trade marks, passing off, designs and confidential information.

Experienced before the UK IPO, EPO, EU IPO, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court plus has an active interest in advising on strategies for the UPC.

Cases include:

Sandvik v Kennametal;

Allergan v Ipsen

Wobben v Siemens;

Siemens v Seagate;

Unwired Planet v Samsung;

Conversant v ZTE;

Jushi v OCV;

Heineken v Anheuser Busch

Alcon Pharmaceuticals v Pharmathen;

BAE v Thales;

Kenilworth v Blackberry and Microsoft;

Yozmot v HTC;

Cameron v FMC;

Regularly involved in coordinating litigation in the UK with parallel actions in other European and Asian jurisdictions and the US. Andrew is also experienced in resolving disputes by way of mediation.

Writes articles for specialist periodicals; regular speaker at IP seminars and frequently called upon to provide comment on IP issues to the national press. Sits on Lexis Nexis IP & IT Editorial Board.


Trainee at Bristows 1997-1999. Associate 1999 – 2008 (including secondment in Paris); Partner 2008.

Professional Memberships

IPLA: AIPPI; EPLAW; Associate membership of CIPA.