Dr Paul England is senior counsel – knowledge, in our Patents Group. He is an English qualified lawyer of over 20 years who specialises in advising on case theory and European strategic work for contentious patent matters, including in the Unified Patent Court, usually at the beginning of a dispute or potential dispute.
Paul also has a role in providing thought leadership, teaching and advice to clients and the our Patents Group, particularly on complex or unusual issues.
He publishes and speaks on patent law widely and his knowledge of European patent litigation is reflected in his leadership of the books A Practitioner's Guide to the UPC and Unitary Patent and A Practitioner's Guide to European Patent Law (both published by Bloomsbury).
Paul has particular expertise in the life sciences sector, having begun his career as a scientist and taken a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Oxford, and he is the co-author of A User's Guide to Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences.
"Paul… is an expert, widely recognised in the field who has grown and maintained the market-leading reputation of the Patents and Life Sciences practices".
"Goodness, gracious, are we lucky to have Paul in the team".
|Senior counsel - knowledge, Taylor Wessing
|2013 - 2022
|Senior professional support lawyer, Taylor Wessing
|2013 - 2022
|Senior patents professional support lawyer, Taylor Wessing
|2010 - 2012
|Intellectual property professional support lawyer, Simmons & Simmons
|1999 - 2010
|Senior associate, Herbert Smith
|1989 - 1992
|Bench chemist, GSK predecessor company
|Intellectual property diploma, Bristol University
|Admitted as a lawyer, England & Wales
|Doctorate, Oxford University
|Honours, Chemistry, Edinburgh University
Editorial Board, Intellectual Property Life Sciences Review
Claim construction in the UPC: The case SES-Imagotag v Hanshow.
Dealing with difficult service in the UPC: The cases of Philips IP Ventures v Belkin and Panasonic v Xiaomi as examples.
The Unified Patent Court: six months of success.