Ian is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team and focuses on multi-jurisdictional patent litigation and intellectual property disputes. Ian has over 25 years’ experience in litigating and resolving cases before the English Patents Court and other IP courts, including the IPEC, as well as the English appeal courts. He frequently advises on matters that cross both the Atlantic and into continental Europe, and is at his happiest when faced with tricky and knotty commercial problems. His clients and peers highlight his tenacity, excellence and shrewdness but perhaps, above all, his ability to manage and get the most out of a team.
As well as litigating disputes in all areas of IP law, Ian is a strong user and supporter of alternative dispute resolution and is a member of the WIPO List of Mediators. Whether preparing witnesses for trial, or bringing together two warring parties, Ian pays attention not only to the legal and commercial issues, but also the psychology of the dispute and the parties in striving for success either at trial or through a negotiated resolution.