Andrew heads Shoosmiths’ 20 strong national IP team. He is recognised as a leading intellectual property lawyer who "knows his IP” and “provides solid, targeted and fast advice”.
Clients find him approachable, pragmatic, agile and very user-friendly.
Andrew’s practice covers all areas of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on the technology, engineering and consumer brand sectors. He works for global tech companies and household brands through to pioneering SME’s and disruptive start-ups.
Passionate about innovation, Andrew is recognised for his excellence in handling complex disputes with a technical element involving patents, confidential information and software. He also helps technology clients in relation to their strategic R&D programmes and specialised IP commercialisation arrangements.
His experience covers a range of technologies, including oil and gas well perforation, various waste to energy processes, robotics, photonic printing, supercontinuum lasers, friction stir welding, graphene filtration, sealed grafts, stroke detection equipment, autonomous vehicles, software and many more.
In the consumer brand space, Andrew has handled countless trade mark and design disputes and licensing deals on behalf of well-known and up and coming brands.
Recent work examples include:
- Conducting multi-jurisdictional patent dispute regarding reactive shaped charges on behalf of global designer and manufacturer of gas and oil well perforating equipment;
- Advising on patent and know-how licence dispute between two global engineering companies;
- Handling international patent licensing programme on behalf of global photonic printing company;
- Advising on complex pre-clinical and clinical milestone co-development and patent licensing agreement on behalf of US life science company;
- Working as part of international brand protection team to help one world’s largest vodka manufacturers enforce and protect a key trade mark; and
- Advising numerous well know cycle brands in relation to brand protection, enforcement and licensing matters.
Andrew trained and qualified with DLA Piper. He was a partner at another national law firm before joining Shoosmiths as a partner in 2015.