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Trevor Cook

Trevor Cook

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Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Trevor Cook is a star of the American life sciences market and beyond, praised as "a leader in the IP field internationally".

Biography

Trevor Cook is an English solicitor with 40 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property, and notably global patent litigation, who has acted in many of the leading patent infringement cases before the English courts, as well as several leading European cases regarding data exclusivity for pharmaceuticals.

At the beginning of 2014 Mr Cook joined WilmerHale in New York from Bird & Bird LLP in London, where he had been a partner since 1981. He chairs the British Copyright Council and was, for several years, president of the UK group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He is on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) list of arbitrators.

In addition to countless articles and book chapters Mr Cook has authored the following books: A User’s Guide to Patents (Butterworths 2002; Tottel 2007; Bloomsbury 2011, 2015, 2019); Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and the Law (Macmillan 1991; LexisNexis Butterworths 2009, 2016, 2019); EU Intellectual Property Law (Oxford University Press 2010); A European Perspective as to the Extent to Which Experimental Use, and Certain Other, Defences to Patent Infringement, Apply to Differing Types of Research (Intellectual Property Institute 2006); and The Protection of Regulatory Data in the Pharmaceutical and Other Sectors (Sweet & Maxwell 2000).

He is a co-author of Practical Intellectual Property Precedents (with Audrey Horton) (Sweet & Maxwell 1998 to date); and International Intellectual Property Arbitration (with Alejandro Garcia) (Kluwer 2010).

He is one of the general editors of The Modern Law of Patents (LexisNexis Butterworths 2005, 2009, 2014, 2018) and editor of Sterling on World Copyright Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2015, 2018), Trade Secret Protection - A Global Guide (Globe Law & Business 2016) and The Patent Litigation Law Review (Law Business Research 2017, 2018).

He contributes to the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents European Patents Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell), the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Guide to the Patents Act 1977 (Sweet & Maxwell) and Vaughan & Robertson’s Law of the European Union (Oxford University Press).

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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Trevor Cook is a seasoned litigator with impressive experience handling patent litigation in Asia and Europe. 

Biography

Trevor Cook is an English solicitor with 40 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property, and notably global patent litigation, who has acted in many of the leading patent infringement cases before the English courts, as well as several leading European cases regarding data exclusivity for pharmaceuticals.

At the beginning of 2014 Mr Cook joined WilmerHale in New York from Bird & Bird LLP in London, where he had been a partner since 1981. He chairs the British Copyright Council and was, for several years, president of the UK group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He is on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) list of arbitrators.

In addition to countless articles and book chapters Mr Cook has authored the following books: A User’s Guide to Patents (Butterworths 2002; Tottel 2007; Bloomsbury 2011, 2015, 2019); Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and the Law (Macmillan 1991; LexisNexis Butterworths 2009, 2016, 2019); EU Intellectual Property Law (Oxford University Press 2010); A European Perspective as to the Extent to Which Experimental Use, and Certain Other, Defences to Patent Infringement, Apply to Differing Types of Research (Intellectual Property Institute 2006); and The Protection of Regulatory Data in the Pharmaceutical and Other Sectors (Sweet & Maxwell 2000).

He is a co-author of Practical Intellectual Property Precedents (with Audrey Horton) (Sweet & Maxwell 1998 to date); and International Intellectual Property Arbitration (with Alejandro Garcia) (Kluwer 2010).

He is one of the general editors of The Modern Law of Patents (LexisNexis Butterworths 2005, 2009, 2014, 2018) and editor of Sterling on World Copyright Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2015, 2018), Trade Secret Protection - A Global Guide (Globe Law & Business 2016) and The Patent Litigation Law Review (Law Business Research 2017, 2018).

He contributes to the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents European Patents Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell), the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Guide to the Patents Act 1977 (Sweet & Maxwell) and Vaughan & Robertson’s Law of the European Union (Oxford University Press).

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