Paul Abbott

Photo of Paul Abbott

I am an intellectual property litigator, with a particular focus on disputes of a technical nature (often concerning patents or confidential information) and those involving cross-border aspects. I was recognised as a "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property in the London Super Lawyers survey in 2014 and 2015.

I have been involved in patent cases in fields as diverse as enzyme formulation, pharmaceuticals, construction, mobile telephony and medical devices. I also advise in relation to trade mark and passing off, copyright, design right and breach of confidence / trade secrets disputes, including interim injunction applications. I have experience of proceedings in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, High Court (including the Patents Court) and Court of Appeal, Opposition & Appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office and commercial arbitration.

I also have experience in other commercial disputes, including advising in relation to alleged breaches of contract, and has been involved in such proceedings in the High Court and in alternative dispute resolution procedures (including mediations).

I qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2010. Before practicing law, I completed a Masters in Chemistry at the University of Oxford (Hertford College). Since qualifying, I completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice at the University of Oxford with distinction. I am also a qualified Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).

Latest Articles