Gowling WLG mourns the loss of IP Partner, David Barron

27 November 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our partner and colleague David Barron. He passed away peacefully on Sunday 17th November 2019 after a long illness which he bore with characteristic bravery.

David joined what was then Wragge & Co as an IP Partner in 1996 and helped to build Gowling WLG's world-class international IP team.

Recognised as a 'patent star', David specialised in tech patent litigation and handled some of the leading cases in the field of Standard Essential Patents - an area in which he became renowned as one the leading experts not just in the UK, but internationally. David was rightly proud of his exceptional success rate in litigation and arbitration.

David's contribution as a partner was exceptional. We will remember him for his kindness, warmth and humour as well as his support of others, his professionalism and his leadership. He is deeply missed by his many colleagues and friends in the IP team.

We extend our deepest condolences to his family.