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Gerald Kamstra

Gerald Kamstra
Bird & Bird LLP
15 Fetter Lane
+44 20 7415 6000
+44 20 7415 6111

Biography • Life Sciences - Patent Litigation

Gerry specialises in contentious IP, commercial and competition matters for clients in high-tech industries.

Gerry is a partner in the intellectual property group in Bird & Bird's London office.

Gerry has over 25 years of experience of litigation in the English courts; he has been involved in some of the major patent litigation cases to go to court, covering for the most part pharmaceutical and biotechnology patents as well as patents for medical devices and mobile telephony technology. He has also been engaged in contentious competition law matters.

Gerry's non-contentious work includes drafting and advising upon all types of agreements, covering the use of and transfer of intellectual property and technology, carrying out intellectual property due diligence in connection with transactions and giving pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device regulatory advice.

His BA in Psychology and Physiology from the University of Oxford and his PhD in Physiology from Leicester University aid Gerry's insight into the life sciences sector.

He also regularly contributes to publications and presents at conferences on IP matters: he is co-author of Patents on Biotechnological Inventions: The EC Directive (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002); co-author of Competition Law and Intellectual Property Strategy in the Pharmaceuticals Sector (Pharmaventures/Bird & Bird, 2008); and co-author of a chapter on biotechnological inventions in Concise European Patent Law (Kluwer 2008).

Chambers UK 2014 notes that 'Gerald Kamstra is an experienced figure within the life sciences world.' Who's Who Legal 100 2013 comments: 'Gerry Kamstra is 'one of the best in the country' in pharma and biotech litigation.'

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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