Treat-sized trademarks to Big Pharma patents: In conversation with Andrew Waugh QC

30 minute read
17 September 2021

From Rugby-playing second row, Treat-sized chocolates and trademark trapdoors, to fronting IP litigation in the UK trying some of the most important and memorable patent cases of the last forty years.

In the latest podcast in our 'In Conversation with Gowling WLG' series, global IP partner Ron Dimock speaks to premier United Kingdom IP barrister, and Queen's Counsel, Andrew Waugh QC.

In this episode, we delve deep into the world of patent litigation and dispute resolution, to explore:

  • litigating with, and against, some of the world's foremost legal minds, on some of the largest scale and most impactful, important, and controversial IP cases of recent times;
  • the evolution of patent litigators over five decades, from the smaller Bar of the 80's to the booming, big business litigation of the present;
  • Treat-sized chocolates, trademark trapdoors, and tales from the IP front on an A to Z of patent subjects;
  • encountering new technologies, the growth and development of pharmaceutical and biotechnologies, and promoting innovation;
  • litigating on High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court action, and taking the silk as Queen's Counsel; and
  • Much more.

Our 'In Conversation' series delves into the world of intellectual property, speaking with leading figures in industry. Throughout the series, we build a picture of how the IP world works, gathering insight into the latest trends and developments.

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