Partner at Pinsent Masons
Charlotte Weekes has a solid reputation earned over 15 years 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 the UK courts (including the Supreme Court) and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Ms Weekes is fluent in the commercial aspects and aims of life sciences businesses, seeking to identify creative litigation strategies and alternative ways of gaining market access or maintaining market position. She 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 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 Truvada SPC and tadalafil patent litigations for Teva, both of which have won IP impact case awards.
In 2009 Ms Weekes co-founded IPSoc, the society for junior IP practitioners, a well-respected group that 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.