David Gallagher

IAM Research

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Despite significant personnel losses in recent years, Brodies has maintained a strong presence on the Scottish patent market, thanks to its collaborative approach and focus on client service. The full-service ensemble is Scotland’s largest law firm, and its patent practice regularly works alongside its other departments to create a multi-disciplinary package for companies who want to satisfy the breadth of their commercial needs. The group deals with contentious and non-contentious issues with equal tenacity – handling both is IP dispute resolution head Iain Rutherford. “Iain has an excellent knowledge and understanding of legal issues relating to IP and particularly of contentious matters, and I find that his friendly manner and clear articulation puts clients at their ease and provides a level of comfort in that they know they are in good hands. I especially commend Iain for his ability to distil complicated matters into clear language.” Driving the transactional part of the practice forward are star trio Grant Campbell, Martin Sloan and David Gallagher. Law Society of Scotland accredited IP specialist Campbell heads the IP, technology and outsourcing practice and has been negotiating commercial contracts for 25 years; Sloan is equally adept at sealing IP-related deals, contracts and M&A; Gallagher is a licensing and commercialisation expert who empathises easily with his patrons, thanks to having co-founded one of the United Kingdom’s most successful cell therapycompanies.

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