Gareth is highly skilled in contentious IP having represented clients in many Opposition and Appeal hearings at all levels of the European Patent Office. Gareth is well placed to advise clients on the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) - see further details at EIP Amar, our alliance created to support clients in any litigation before the UPC.
For the last 10 years Gareth has held senior positions at two leading IP firms. He is now the head of the EIP HealthTech practice group protecting innovations in the medtech and healthcare sectors. In addition, his practice covers food and fragrance technologies and the crossover area of chemistry and biotech.
Gareth has a track record of success in high-value difficult cases, including in several oppositions which were carried out in conjunction with parallel litigation proceedings. During his 20-year career in the profession Gareth has gained substantial experience in medtech and healthcare, in particular the FMCG, formulation, peptide, food and chemical sectors. He is a member of the CIPA Life Sciences Committee and the FICPI UK Council.
Gareth has a PhD in Synthesis using Zirconocene and a degree in Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, both from Southampton University.