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Paul Harris

Partner at Venner Shipley LLP


Paul is an Intellectual Property Litigation partner with over 25 years of experience in intellectual property matters. He has worked in both non-contentious and contentious matters relating to patents, covering a wide variety of technologies including complex chemical cases, electronics and mechanical patents.On the contentious side, he handled the successful defence of Black & Decker in an action brought by Electrolux, the outcome of which led to the Patents Court guidelines on experiments and expert’s reports. He was also involved in the erythropoietin litigation (Kirin Amgen) and stent litigation (Boston Scientific).Paul has lectured on both patents and trade marks, as well as confidential information. He is well-known domestically and internationally and has been invited to speak at international conferences as far afield as Bulgaria and Egypt. He also teaches trade mark law on the Intellectual Property Diploma Course at the University of Oxford. He has written many articles over the years on both patents and trade mark issues.

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