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Zoë Butler

Zoë Butler
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85 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1AE
City:
London
Country:
England
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+44 20 3040 8070

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Life Sciences: Patent Litigation

Zoë Butler is a partner and founder member of Powell Gilbert LLP (www.powellgilbert.com), a specialist intellectual property law firm. Zoë has an MA in natural sciences and law, Cambridge University.

Zoë has a broad practice advising clients across the range of IP rights, but is particularly known for her expertise in advising clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device fields in complex patent disputes.

In addition to representing clients before the UK courts, Zoë regularly appears in European Patent Office opposition proceedings, and has represented clients in arbitration proceedings relating to biotech/pharma contract disputes. Cases include Samsung Bioepis & Biogen v AbbVie (adalimumab), Mölnlycke v BSN Medical (wound dressings), Dr Reddy’s v Eli Lilly (olanzapine), Ivax v Chugai (nicorandil formulations), Affymetrix v Multilyte (DNA microarrays), Oxford Gene Technology v Affymetrix (DNA microarrays) and Pharmacia v Merck (COX 2 inhibitors).

Zoë has been involved in many multi-jurisdictional disputes, working with advisers from across Europe, North America and Asia, and, in many instances, has taken a role in coordinating such litigation. In 2003, Zoë spent six months in The Hague seconded to the IP/ICT department of a leading Dutch law firm.

Zoë is a member of IPLA, AIPPI and EPLAW. She frequently lectures on IP law and is a tutor on the Oxford University Diploma in intellectual property law and practice. Zoë has been a contributor to the last three editions of the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act.

WWL says: Zoë Butler “gives a depth of knowledge and the client can rest assured that she knows her stuff”, say sources.

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Who's Who Legal Patents: Lawyers

Zoë Butler, partner, is an experienced IP litigator with a strong technical background and has advised clients on IP disputes relating to a broad range of technological areas and industry sectors.

Zoë has a broad practice advising clients across the range of IP rights. She is particularly known for her expertise in advising clients in complex patent disputes. Recently, Zoë has acted for a range of clients, from electronics, software and telecoms companies to pharmaceutical and biotech companies in matters relating to patents, copyright, trademarks and design rights as well as contract and competition law.

In addition to representing clients before the UK courts, Zoë has experience of European Patent Office opposition proceedings, and has represented clients in arbitration proceedings and mediations relating to technology contract disputes. Zoë has been involved in many multi-jurisdictional disputes, working with advisers from across Europe, North America and Asia, and, in many instances, has taken a role in coordinating such litigation. In 2003, Zoë spent six months in The Hague seconded to the IP/ICT department of a leading Dutch law firm.

Zoe has been a partner at Powell Gilbert since 2007. She is a member of AIPPI and EPLAW. She frequently lectures on IP law and is a tutor on the Oxford University diploma in intellectual property law and practice. Zoë is a contributor to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act.

In 2014 and 2016 Zoë was the winner of the Best in TMT Award at the Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards.

WWL says: Sources praise Zoë Butler for “staying on top of the detail and getting the deal done”, while another asserts, “She is personable, helpful and knowledgeable."

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

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