Gary’s career as a leading IP lawyer spans more than 30 years and he has acted in large scale UK IP disputes and cross-border IP disputes both in Europe and the United States. He oversees major litigations handled by the firm and led the team in the recent win at the Supreme Court for Conversant and Unwired Planet in the Unwired Planet v Huawei and Conversant Wireless v Huawei and ZTE cases which are leading cases worldwide on the issue of FRAND in the context of Standard Essential Patents in the field of telecommunication.
As head of EIP Litigation, Gary oversees major litigations handled by the firm. In the past few years he has led the teams in Good Technology v AirWatch, Good Technology v Mobile Iron, Research in Motion v Visto Corporation, and also led the case of Kirin-Amgen v Hoechst Marion Roussel, which for many years stood as the leading case on the construction of patents.
Gary has consistently been ranked among the top UK patent litigators by the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IAM Patent 1000, and IP Stars directories.
Education and qualifications
1971 — 1974
Law Degree, University of Leicester
- 2011 — present
- 2008 — 2011
Head of IP Litigation Europe, McDermott Will & Emery
- 2001 — 2004
Managing Partner, London, Taylor Wessing
- 1995 — 2000
Head of IP, Taylor Joynson Garrett
- 1990 — 2008
Partner, Taylor Joynson Garrett / Taylor Wessing
- 1979 — 1990
Partner, Woodham Smith
- French (Basic)