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Brian Cordery
Joint Head of Patent Litigation at Bristows LLP, UK


Brian specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution with a focus on patent litigation in the life sciences sector. Brian has more than 20 years’ experience of litigating patents for successful pharmaceutical products – predominantly for originators. He has also handled patent cases for other sectors including electronics and consumer goods.

Brian is presently engaged in several projects relating to the global defence of the intellectual property for some of the world’s best–selling pharmaceutical products. This involves the co–ordination of legal teams across the world to ensure that the optimal strategy is pursued at both global and local levels. He is also involved in several intellectual property cases in the English Courts across a broad range of industry sectors. Brian’s practice includes resolving disputes relating to biological medicines as well as small molecule drugs in disease areas including oncology, respiratory, and immunology.

Brian is the co–author of an annual review of UK patent cases which is published annually in the CIPA Journal. He also teaches patent law on the Oxford University Diploma on Intellectual Property Law and Practice. He is the co-editor of the Kluwer Patent Blog.

In 2018 and 2019, Brian was chosen by Who’s Who Legal as the Life Sciences Patent Litigation lawyer of the year and the Patents lawyer of the year.

Agenda Sessions

  • INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION Latest Developments and Key Trends for Innovator vs. Innovator Collaborations and Disputes