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David Perkins has over 40 years of experience in intellectual property, and prior to joining JAMS International focused his practice on multijurisdictional patent litigation, related contract disputes, as well as trade mark and antitrust issues. He has handled oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich and references to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. He has also acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitrations involving intellectual property rights.
David Perkins has served in major leadership positions in the intellectual property practice area at international law firms. He was a partner at Clifford Chance from 1975–2003 at which he headed its European and Hong Kong intellectual property litigation practice, and subsequently at Milbank Tweed’s London office 2003–2009 and Arnold & Porter’s London office 2010-2013. He is the author of many publications, articles, and conference papers on various aspects of intellectual property law disputes and is a frequent participant at international intellectual property conferences. He was a member of the UK Government’s Intellectual Property Advisory Committee. He was a Council Member of the Intellectual Property Institute (IPI) and before it the Common Law Institute of Intellectual Property (CLIP); a founding member of The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organizations (TIPLO); an Executive Committee Member of UNION-IP and a member of the Advisory Board of the Munich IPDR (Intellectual Property Dispute) Forum.