Huw Evans is one of the UK's leading Intellectual Property (IP) litigators, with almost 30 years' experience of helping clients to protect their intellectual assets - in particular patents and trade secrets.
He is well-known for his work in life sciences and healthcare sectors, as well as technology where he has extensive experience in navigating clients through complex FRAND negotiations.
Huw has acted for clients on both the enforcement and defence of infringement claims at all jurisdictional levels. Much of his work has focussed on cross-border disputes relating to patents rights across industry sectors including mechanical and software, telecommunications, MPEG, FinTech, ink jet printing, oil and energy, pharmaceuticals, antibodies, immunoassays, diagnostics and food.
Huw is understanding that litigation is rarely the end goal and while very comfortable in any contentious scenario, a significant part of Huw's practice includes helping clients manage risk and arriving at solutions that do not necessarily involve the Courts. Huw has been described as "an amazing negotiator" by Chambers. He also has extensive experience in providing freedom to operate advice and working with clients with the launch of new products in crowded IP fields both from the brands and patents perspective.
Huw is consistently ranked in the top tier of IAM 1000's prestigious World's Leading Patent Professionals publication who have described him as having "considerable experience across the life sciences, healthcare and high-tech fields that has cemented his reputation as a very capable IP lawyer with a business-oriented mindset". He is also ranked in their sister publication, World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals as well as being highly rated by major legal directories such as The Legal 500 and Chambers UK who have described him as "very able, responsive and commercially minded" and as a "very impressive IP litigator who …. keeps the big picture in mind". Huw is also a patent star in the IP Stars guide.