Richard Vary

Partner, Bird & Bird
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I specialise in patent disputes in the technology and communications industry.

I'm a partner in the London office, where I work with an amazing team of high-tech patent litigators. As well as the patent expertise you'd expect, we have developed a unique expertise in the valuation of portfolios and FRAND.

Before Bird & Bird, I was Vice President and Head of Litigation at Nokia, where I managed global commercial litigation and was part of the Legal & Compliance leadership team. This mostly involved mobile telecoms patent litigation and arbitration all around the world, and I had a very successful track record in global patent litigation strategy. I was awarded 'In-House Counsel of the Year' by "The Lawyer" and have twice been recognised in Managing IP's annual list of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property.

I have also worked on a variety of international litigation and arbitration matters, from competition law to commercial and tax disputes, as well as brand protection, trademarks, and design and copyright issues.

I'm a part-time District Judge in the London and South East circuit, and in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

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