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Gold - Individuals: litigation and transactions
Whitney Moore has acted in more patent actions in the Commercial Court in the past five years than any other firm in Ireland, a statistic which guarantees it a place among the country’s top patent litigation outfits. A suite of patent infringement proceedings on behalf of Merck, Sharp & Dohme and preliminary injunction proceedings for Edwards Lifesciences are just the disclosable tip of the iceberg in terms of its high-profile work this past year – both pieces have been tackled by Aoife Murphy and Robin Hayes, both of whom thrive in the life sciences arena. Murphy has acted on all of the patent-related preliminary injunction applications before the Commercial Court over the past five years and feels at home litigating cross-border cases for medical device and biosimilar clients. Hayes, meanwhile, splits his time between acting in litigation and negotiating licensing matters, and supports his patent work with a thriving trademark offering.