David Lancaster

David Lancaster
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Who's Who Legal Life Sciences: Patent Litigation

David Lancaster is a senior associate at Powell Gilbert LLP (www.powellgilbert.com), a specialist intellectual property law firm.  David has a degree in biochemistry and a DPhil in biological chemistry from the University of Oxford.

David has considerable experience of patent and SPC litigation in the life sciences sector and represents clients in proceedings before the UK Patents Court, the UK IPO and the European Patent Office. He also has experience of representing clients in patent licence disputes and in arbitrations. He is regularly involved in coordinating multi-jurisdictional patent actions, including proceedings before European national courts and the EPO. He also provides freedom to operate and due diligence advice to clients in the life sciences sector. As a qualified barrister David has acted as an advocate before the UK courts and the EPO.

David’s cases include Biogen & Samsung Bioepis v AbbVie (adalimumab), GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals v UCB Pharma (vaccines), Eli Lilly v HGS (SPCs – neutrokine alpha), The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SPCs – agalsidase beta) and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals v Novartis (vaccines).

David frequently speaks at conferences and seminars on IP law issues. He is a member of CIPA, AIPPI and is a former chair of IPSoc, the UK society for junior IP practitioners.

David has been recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences’s patent litigation chapter since 2016 and was named a “Rising Star” in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook in 2016 and 2017.

WWL says: David Lancaster stands out thanks to his strong IP litigation practice and is highly sought after by prominent life sciences clients thanks to his background in biochemistry.

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

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