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Penny Gilbert

Penny Gilbert
Office:
85 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1AE
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London
Country:
England
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Who's Who Legal Life Sciences: Patent Litigation

Penny Gilbert is a partner and founder member of Powell Gilbert LLP (www.powellgilbert.com), a specialist intellectual property law firm.

Penny has a degree in biochemistry and a DPhil in molecular biology from the University of Oxford. Her strong technical background has led to her focus on IP issues in the life sciences sector. She represents clients before the UK Patents Courts, and also has a wealth of experience in coordinating multinational patent litigation, including representing clients in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. UK cases include Genentech v Wellcome (tPA), Genentech v Eli Lilly (HGH), Chiron v Murex & others (HCV), Chiron v Evans Medical & others (pertussis antigens), Quadrant v RoserInhale v Quadrant (Protein stabilisation), Pharmacia v Merck (COX 2 inhibitors), Oxford Gene Technology v Affymetrix (DNA microarrays), Roche v Chiron (Fuzeon; Herceptin), Eli Lilly v Human Genome Sciences (Neutrokine-alpha), Sandoz/ratiopharm v Napp (controlled release oxycodone), Hospira v Amgen (protein pegylation), Regeneron v Kymab (transgenic mice) and Biogen v Abbvie (Humira). She has acted in the CJEU and EFTA court on referrals of questions relating to the SPC regulations.

Penny has also represented clients in technology contract disputes before the UK courts, and in arbitration proceedings, and is a qualified mediator and solicitor advocate. She also counsels on patent litigation strategy, including pharmaceutical lifecycle management, and is experienced in providing freedom to operate and due diligence advice.

She is a member of the editorial board of BioScience Law Review and LSIPR, a tutor on the Oxford University diploma in intellectual property law and practice course and frequently lectures on aspects of IP law affecting the life sciences sector. She is a member of AIPPI, LES, and LSLA, past president and advisory board member of EPLAW (the European Patent Lawyers Association).

WWL says: Penny Gilbert is widely renowned for her expertise in patent litigation, where she is “very well-regarded, and rightly so”.

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Penny Gilbert, partner, has a strong scientific background enabling her to represent clients in even the most technically complex cases.

She represents clients before the UK patent courts, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and in referrals to the CJEU and EFTA court. She has a wealth of experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional patent litigation and advises clients on preparation for implementation of UPC strategies. She has represented clients in European Patent Office opposition and appeal proceedings. Penny also represents clients in patent licence disputes before the UK courts and in arbitration. She is a qualified mediator, a solicitor advocate and admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.

Penny also counsels on patent litigation strategy, including pharmaceutical life cycle management, and is experienced in providing freedom to operate and due diligence advice.

Penny has been a partner at Powell Gilbert since 2007. She is a member of the editorial board of BioScience Law Review and LSIPR. She frequently lectures on aspects of IP law. She was president of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) from 2016 to 2017 and is currently a member of its advisory board, a member of AIPPI, LES and LSLA.

In 2012 and 2014 she received the Euromoney LMG Woman in Business Law (Patents) Award. In 2012 she was part of Legal Business TMT Team of the Year, while Powell Gilbert LLP received Managing IP’s UK Patents (Contentious) Award in 2012 and 2016. She was ranked one of the top 100 business lawyers in the UK in The Chambers 100.

WWL says: Penny Gilbert is considered “one of the best and most experienced biotech patent litigators in the UK” by one respondent.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Patents which can be purchased from our Shop.

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