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Christopher Leung, Solicitor, Intellectual Property

Christopher Leung, Solicitor, Intellectual Property, Fieldfisher

I am a solicitor in the IP and Technology Protection and Enforcement Group at Fieldfisher. My experience spans a broad range of IP rights including patents and SPCs, trade marks, copyright, database rights and domain names, but I have a particular interest in patent litigation in the life sciences field. Trials I have been involved in include Karen Millen v Karen Millen Fashions Ltd & Anor [2016] EWHC 2104 (Ch) (trade marks – use of own name) and Sandoz Ltd & Anor v G.D. Searle LLC & Anor [2017] EWHC 987 (Pat) (SPCs – antiretroviral medication).

I trained at Fieldfisher, during which time I spent two of my four training seats in the IP Group. Prior to joining Fieldfisher, I studied chemistry at Imperial College London and spent two years working at a top-ranked patent litigation firm. This background has come in helpful in cases with technical elements, for example those involving pharmaceuticals and Markush formulae. In 2017 I obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Oxford.

Outside of work my interests include travelling and skiing.