Gordon Harris, Gowling WLG (UK)

Gordon Harris, Gowling WLG (UK)

Speaker in Panel Session Brexit– Implications for IP

Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 08.30 to 09.30

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP

Gordon Harris joined the firm in 1982 and is one of its most experienced patent litigators. He helps clients to enforce and protect their valuable intellectual property rights, and particularly patents and designs.

Gordon has conducted litigation in all UK and European Courts for clients, seeking to protect their IP or defending those who have been accused of infringing other people’s rights. He is known as a fighter who will explore every avenue to get the right result, including, going to the Supreme Court to change over 100 years of patent law in order to ensure the right outcome for a client.

He has conducted groundbreaking cases on designs and brands in the European Court of Justice, and contested the validity of patents in the European Patent Office. He has over 25 years’ experience in IP and is involved in law reform and development through various committees and organisations. He is co-chair of the IPLA working group on the implications of Brexit for UK patent law.

As a qualified mediator accredited by CEDR and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Gordon also pursues alternative dispute resolution both on behalf of clients and as a mediator.