Senior Associate at Pinsent Masons
Earned over 15 years, Charlotte Weekes has a solid reputation across life sciences both as an individual and as part of an award-winning team at Pinsent Masons LLP, which boasts a 95% success rate in the same period. She has an outstanding track record of success in patent and SPC cases before both the UK courts (including the House of Lords) and the ECJ.
Ms Weekes is fluent in the commercial aspects and aims of pharmaceutical businesses and is commended for being “very good at considering the sector” and “providing advice that is relevant”.
The common thread across all of her work is an innovation to achieve a commercial edge for her clients and, critically, to keep the opponents guessing. She recently led the Pinsent Masons’ teams in the precedent-setting Atripla SPC and tadalafil patent litigations for Teva.
In 2009 Ms Weekes co-founded IPSoc, the society for junior IP practitioners, a well-respected group which brings together practitioners from all areas of intellectual property to enhance their educational and social development objectives. Ms Weekes also regularly publishes and speaks on life sciences patent and SPC matters.