Tim qualified as a Barrister in 2001,
having completed his pupillage at a leading Intellectual Property Chambers in
Lincoln’s Inn. His practice now covers all aspects of UK and European
intellectual property law (Copyright, designs, design rights, patents, database rights, passing off and trade marks), as well as more general commercial, and Chancery litigation, in particular in relation to cases with highly technical and expert evidence.
Tim’s experience includes dealing
with matters before the county courts, the High Court, the Technology and Construction Court, the
Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the Court of Appeal in the UK,
as well as the European Patent Office and OHIM. In addition to his court based
experience Tim has also represented clients in a number of formal mediations
and settlement meetings.
In addition to his litigation practise
Tim has also advised on or drafted numerous commercial contracts, franchising
agreements, and software licensing agreements as well as being familiar with
large scale disclosure exercises using systems such as EPIC and Relativity.
Tim also writes and speaks regularly
on many aspects of his practice in-house, for UK Trade and Investment, the
Nordic Technology Institute (in Finland), as an associate lecturer - in Law and
Intellectual Property - at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Biotechnology.
He has also recently recorded a two 15 hour lecture series, on IPR for
biotechnology and IPR for ICT.  He also
wrote the Intellectual Property course material for the Pharma Licensing Group
Masters degree at Manchester University.
to becoming a barrister Tim took a B.Sc.(Hons) in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry,
at Durham University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of
Cambridge; where he carried out research into the insect receptor proteins for Bacillus
thuringiensis delta-endotoxins. He retains an active interest in
bioscience research and in November 2004 he was appointed an Honorary Visiting
Research Associate of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, where he
carried out research into biodynamic polymers and in respect of which he has
been named as inventor or co-inventor on a number of patents / patent applications.
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