Nick is an associate in our Litigation team, focusing on intellectual property disputes. He is a dual-qualified English solicitor (2018) and Canadian lawyer (2016), with considerable litigation experience in protecting and enforcing the full range of intellectual property rights. He has acted for clients in the English High Court, the English Court of Appeal, and the IPEC, recently acting for the defendant in Icescape v Ice-World International: the first case to apply the doctrine of equivalents following Actavis v Eli Lilly.
Nick’s non contentious work includes assisting clients with commercial arrangements for the creation and exploitation of intellectual property rights, including licences, assignments and development agreements. Nick regularly advises SMEs and start-ups on preliminary aspects of development work, including third party contractual arrangements and the protection of confidential information. Nick has considerable experience in the negotiation and preparation of international licence arrangements for trademarks and patents.
Nick recently completed the postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice at the University of Oxford.