Adrian Samuels

Adrian has a significant amount of contentious expertise, and in particular Oppositions and Appeals experience at the EPO, where has managed more than 30 cases over the last few years. This has included working on behalf of client to have a 3rd party’s patent claims downsized, but, through technical expertise and detailed knowledge of the client, Adrian was able to have all the patent claims annulled, providing the client with a much better outcome than they were originally expecting.

Further afield, a US patent holder was claiming patent infringement against another one of Adrian’s clients, but Adrian, working alongside US attorneys, was able to demonstrate key non-infringement positions at settlement negotiations in Silicon Valley, and a much more favourable settlement was reached than otherwise might have been expected.

Adrian is regularly singled out and recommended in the leading legal and IP directories for his contentious work; for example, the Legal 500 stated that Adrian is “excellent in opposition proceedings’, while in MIP’s IP Stars directory (where he has been named as an ‘IP Star’ for the last few years), he was described as “pragmatic and skilled at oppositions”.

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