I am a barrister specialising in intellectual property and competition law. For most of my career I have practised from Chambers in London, but I have also spent a couple of years at the accountancy firm, Coopers & Lybrand.
I have acted in a number of significant cases, including Designers Guild v Russell Williams (concerning the distinction between idea and expression in copyright law), Reckitt & Colman v Borden (the Jif lemon case – protection of visual branding) and PLG Research v Arden (regarding the interpretation of patent claims). I am also a panellist of the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the Czech Arbitration Court for determining domain name disputes.
I have written extensively on the interface between intellectual property and competition law in articles, contributions to encyclopediae, and a textbook published by OUP. I was elected to the Board of ALCS at the end of 2010.