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Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC

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Barrister (QC) practising in all areas of intellectual property law. He regularly appears in the High Court, Court of Appeal and at the EPO. He has also been involved in cases both before the UK Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the EU. He has also appeared at the EU Community Plant Variety Office. He has been described by the legal directories as “a real star”, 'indisputably one of the best advocates at the junior IP Bar' and as being 'a remarkable advocate with excellent client handling skills'. Andrew was awarded "IP Junior of the Year" by Chambers & Partners in 2012. Some notable cases include acting in the FRAND dispute between Unwired Planet and Huawei, acting in the “Arrow” declaration dispute between Pfizer and Roche, acting in the dispute concerning AbbVie's Humira patent rights, acting for Gilead in patent litigation with Idenix over the HCV drug 'Sovaldi', and acting for ASOS in its trade mark dispute with Assos of Switzerland. A full CV is at www.8newsquare.co.uk


1994-2000:IP Solicitor at Bristows, 2000-04: Partner at Bristows, 2004 onwards: called to the bar and practising at 8 New Square. Appointed QC 2014.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Chancery Bar Association, AIPPI.