Peter Damerell

Partner at Powell Gilbert LLP

Peter Damerell is a partner at Powell Gilbert LLP, a specialist IP law firm based in London.

Mr Damerell specialises in IP litigation, advising clients on complex disputes across a diverse range of technologies. He has extensive experience handling complex and high-value patent litigation before the UK courts. His cases are commonly international in nature and he often works with legal advisers from across Europe, North America and Japan, contributing to and often coordinating multi-jurisdictional patent litigation strategies.

Mr Damerell’s scientific background provides him with a firm understanding of technical issues. He has experience with a diverse range of technologies, including pharmaceutical products and formulations, biotechnology, medical devices, telecoms and engineering.

Mr Damerell’s expertise extends to providing freedom-to-operate advice to pharmaceutical companies in relation to patent matters and supplementary protection certificate (SPC) filing strategies, notably where such applications are contested. He has also advised telecoms companies in relation to patent and FRAND issues and has been involved in a number of leading UK cases in this sector. He also spent six months seconded to the legal department of a global IT company.

Mr Damerell’s cases include:

  • Garmin v Philips (wearables);
  • Unwired Planet v Huawei (telecoms and FRAND licensing);
  • Varian v Elekta (radiotherapy devices);
  • Mylan v Sandoz (protein purification);
  • Teva v Actavis (rasagiline);
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (SPCs – agalsidase beta);
  • TCT v Ericsson (telecoms);
  • Corma v Hegler Plastik (extruded plastics);
  • Eugen Seitz v KHS Corpoplast (polyethylene terephthalate plastic technology);
  • HTC v Apple (smartphones);
  • Apple v Nokia(smartphones); and
  • Mölnlycke v BSN Medical (wound dressings).

Professional associations

  • LES

Firm details

Powell Gilbert LLP
85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE
United Kingdom

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