Panelist Profile


Dominic Adair

Bristows, Partner (UK)


Dominic is a partner in the patent litigation group at Bristows LLP in London. He specialises in life sciences cases, reflecting his scientific background in this area (BA Natural Sciences and PhD Zoology, University of Cambridge).

In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector, Dominic has worked on all aspects of the drug life cycle, from freedom to operate analyses and early-stage risk assessments to end-stage litigation, SPCs and anti-trust issues.

He has extensive experience of cross-border litigation in and beyond Europe. This has involved collaborating closely with other lawyers to ensure alignment with global strategic objectives concerning the defence and enforcement of many portfolios of patents.

Dominic writes regularly on reported patent cases in the UK and at the EPO. He is a member of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) and sits on the UK council of AIPPI. He is a regular conference speaker and presenter.