Philip is a senior solicitor based in our London office.
Philip studied Law at Durham University and trained as a solicitor at specialist Newcastle Upon Tyne based Intellectual Property firm, McDaniel & Co., qualifying into their Intellectual Property department in 2011. In 2012, Philip moved to London and joined a further specialist Intellectual Property firm, Waterfront Solicitors LLP, where he continued to specialise in contentious Intellectual Property matters, with a particular emphasis on the technology sector.
Philip specialises in intellectual property disputes and has acted on a large number of Intellectual Property cases in both the High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, together with the Court of Appeal. He also deals with intellectual property oppositions and invalidity proceedings in both the UK Intellectual Property Office and OHIM.
Philip has gained a great deal of experience within the field of Intellectual Property, covering the full range of Intellectual Property rights, with a particular emphasis on copyright and trade marks, both of which include technical subject matter and points of law, across a range of sectors. Philip also has experience of patent and design right matters. Philip’s experience ranges from claiming and defending Intellectual Property claims on behalf of his clients which involves the full scope of litigation, from pre-action correspondence through to trial.
Philip also assists our non-contentious fee earners in relation to safe guarding their client’s intellectual property rights in order to avoid future litigation, or (if litigation is unavoidable) to make sure the clients are best placed and prepared for the same. Philip also assists on company IP audits and is comfortable advising businesses on their IP strategy and management.
- LLB (Hons) Law – Durham University
- Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice – Oxford University
Philip has been involved in the following reported Intellectual Property court cases in his career and uses that extensive experience to the benefit of his clients:
- Argos Ltd v Argos Systems Inc  EWHC 231 (Ch), 15 February 2017
- Harrison v Streetwise Publications and Others  EWPCC 3(Copyright, false attribution, derogatory treatment and additional damages)
- Deakin and Another v Cardrax Limited and Others  EWPCC 3 (a wide range of IP issues, including copyright infringement, breach of licence and bailment)
- Redwood Trees Limited v Warren Aspey t/a Redwood Tree Surgeons  EWPCC 014 (Passing Off)
- Temple Island Collections Limited v New English Teas Limited and another  EWPCC1 (Copyright infringement)
- Destra Software Ltd v Comada (UK) LLP & Ors  EWPCC 39, (Ownership of copyright in software)
- Celebrity Pictures Limited v B Hannah Limited  EWPCC 32 (Ownership of the copyright)
- Ningbo Wentai Sports Equipment Co Limited v Wang  EWPCC 51 (Patent invalidity and a breach of confidence counter claim)