Paul AbbottSenior Associate at Freshfields
Paul is an intellectual property litigator with a particular focus on disputes of a technical nature (often concerning patents or confidential information) and those involving cross-border aspects.
Paul is particularly active in the life sciences sector, representing clients in patent disputes in the innovative pharmaceutical and medical device fields. He has also been involved in patent cases in other sectors, including industrial chemicals, enzyme formulation, construction and mobile telephony. He also advises in relation to breach of confidence / trade secrets, trade mark and passing off, copyright, design right, and commercial contract disputes.
Paul has extensive experience of proceedings in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, High Court (including the Patents Court and the Commercial Court) and Court of Appeal, Opposition & Appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office and commercial arbitration. Paul is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).