I was introduced to intellectual property by the legendary Professor Bill Cornish at LSE. It was, at the time, a new academic subject and one which I have now gone on to teach.
I was a partner at two Global law firms and specialised in IP in all its forms – both as a litigator and as a transactional lawyer. I am now a consultant with Impact IP helping the firm to develop its business, particularly in the field of trade secrets and the protection of confidential information. These areas are now recognised to be some of the most significant, fast-developing and complex ones for legal advisors and their clients to understand. They are under threat from internal and external sources precisely because they are so vital to the success of the businesses to which they belong.
I have particular interests in the law relating to trade secrets, confidential information, data privacy and technology transfer in all its forms.
I now teach courses on trade secrets and the commercialisation of intellectual property at King’s College London, where I am Visiting Professor, and at Queen Mary College, University of London. I contribute to an established course on transactional Intellectual Property at University College London and teach a bi-annual course on Technology Transfer and Licensing at Monash University in Melbourne Australia. I have written a text on the subject of Commercial Secrecy, contributed to the CIPA Patent Training Manual and am the author of eighty papers and articles in legal and professional journals.
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