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International Copyright Law
December 2020
London, UK

Trevor Cook
Partner at WilmerHale


Trevor Cook focuses his practice on transnational intellectual property litigation matters and is also active in the area of life sciences. Mr. Cook has more than 35 years of experience in global patent litigation, particularly in Europe and Asia. In recent years, he has acted in many of the leading patent infringement cases that have come before the English courts, most of which have concerned pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and also in many of the leading cases regarding the protection of regulatory data.

Mr. Cook joined WilmerHale from Bird & Bird LLP in London, where he was a partner in the Intellectual Property Group and co-head of the International Life Sciences Sector Group. He was, for several years, president of the UK Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), is Chairman of the British Copyright Council and is on the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) List of Arbitrators.

Mr. Cook is a prolific author, having written numerous articles and books during his career, and is on the editorial board of the Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review. His most recent include A Users' Guide to Patents (4th Edition - Bloomsbury 2016), International Intellectual Property Arbitration (Wolters Kluwer 2010) and EU Intellectual Property Law(Oxford University Press 2010). He is co-author of the Modern Law of Patents (3rd Edition - LexisNexis Butterworths 2014) and Practical Intellectual Property Precedents (Thomson Reuters - Sweet & Maxwell) and the editor of Sterling on World Copyright Law (4th Edition - Thomson Reuters - Sweet & Maxwell 2015) and Trade Secret Protection: A Global Guide (Globe Law and Business 2016).

Agenda Sessions

  • CJEU Case Law Update, Digital Exhaustion & the Tom Kabinet Case

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference