Richard VaryPartner, Intellectual Property at Bird & Bird
Richard is a partner in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Practice.
At Bird & Bird, Richard has been involved in SEP disputes between Nokia and Apple, between Qualcomm and Apple, between Nokia, Daimler and Continental, and Mitsubishi and Sisvel against Oppo, OnePlus and Xiaomi. Before joining Bird & Bird in 2016, Richard was the Vice President and Head of Litigation at Nokia. During his time at Nokia he managed international patent litigations and arbitrations between Nokia and Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm, LGE, Blackberry, IPCom, HTC, and Viewsonic.
Richard has been named twice in Managing IP's annual list of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property and is regularly viewed as a corporate IP star by MIP. At Nokia, he was awarded 'In-House Counsel of the Year' by the Lawyer. Richard sits part time as a District Judge in London and the South East, and in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. He has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.