Dehns announces new Head of Litigation


Dehns, one of Europe’s leading firms of intellectual property specialists, has today announced the arrival of a new Partner, and Head of Litigation, Paul Harris.

Paul, who is a highly experienced litigation solicitor with more than 35 years specialising in intellectual property, has expertise in a wide variety of technologies including pharmaceutical, electronics and mechanical patents. He is also particularly well known for his work in trade mark and confidential information matters.

Dehns already has significant experience in contentious matters, with one of the largest EPO Opposition practices in Europe, and conducts litigation in-house, in the IP Enterprise Court, the Patents Court and Court of Appeal. In addition, Dehns has long been involved in litigation support, advising on complex and high value cases as part of a wider legal team. Our vision is to provide a fully-integrated approach with solicitors and patent attorneys working closely in a single team.

Dehns Senior Partner, Alex Piesold, commented: “We are delighted that Paul is joining the Dehns team and will be leading our Litigation Group, which continues to grow from strength to strength; Paul brings a wealth of IP litigation expertise, as well as expertise in non-contentious matters. Following our recent acquisition of Leogriff, one of Norway’s leading IP Consultancies, and our even more recent merger with KGP, a well-established German IP firm, this is yet another part of our business strategy which has come to fruition.”

Paul Harris, Dehns Head of Litigation, added: “I am thrilled to be joining Dehns at such an exciting time and I look forward to working with such a first rate team. I’m also excited to be working with Dehns’ existing client base, in addition to introducing our comprehensive litigation services to new clients.”