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Andy has specialised in contentious intellectual property matters, including related advisory work, since qualification in 1999. His advice covers the full range of intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis on patents and trade marks.
Andy has considerable experience of representing high profile clients in cases in the UK High Court, the Patents Court , the Patents County Court , and the Court of Appeal. He has also been responsible for opposition and cancellation proceedings in the UK IP Office, EPO and OHIM. Andy is regularly involved in the co-ordination of proceedings with parallel actions elsewhere in the EU an US. He has also conducted several successful mediations of IP disputes.
He has advised clients across a wide range of technologies, including complex mechanical and FMCG products, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals as well as music, films and other media.
Andy has written articles for Managing Intellectual Property and the CIPA Journal. He has given several presentations on IP issues.
Andy has recently assisted a leading consumer products company in successful trade mark proceedings before the CJEU, and represented a leading engineering company in successful patent infringement proceedings at the Patents Court in London.
He regularly commentates to the national press intellectual property issues including most recently The Times.
Andy is on the Lexis Nexis IP & IT Editorial Board.
Andy regularly advises clients on the development of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court.
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