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Liz Cohen

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Liz is a highly experienced and well regarded IP specialist with a focus on counselling clients in the Life Sciences sector on national and international patent strategy and litigation.

With almost 20 years’ experience, Liz is a sought after adviser for Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Devices companies alike and has represented companies in the Life Sciences industry in patent matters in the English Courts all the way up to the Supreme Court.

Liz's background in Natural Sciences provides her with an excellent understanding of the technical and commercial issues facing those operating in the life sciences industry. Liz regularly advises clients on the implications of the proposed Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court and played an integral part in representing the alleged infringer in the much publicised Bristows UPC real-time mock action.

Liz’s work is regularly published in industry journals and she is also a member of EPLAW, EPLIT, and CIPA, sitting on the CIPA Life Sciences Committee.


MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol

Solicitor Advocate 2005

Qualified 2001

Partner 2008

Joint Managing Partner 2017