Intellectual Property

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Whitney Moore is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading IP practices and we provide clients with the full range of advisory and litigation expertise across all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trade marks, copyright, design and trade secrets. Our IP team works with a wide variety of industry sectors such as pharma, life sciences, retail, entertainment & media and biotechnology.

We have significant experience advising multinationals on patent disputes in the pharma, biotechnology and medical devices sectors. This includes trials in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation.

We have acted in the two most recent preliminary injunction decisions concerning pharmaceutical products made by the Commercial Court.

Our Intellectual Property team is  consistently recommended by international legal directories and has won many international awards in recognition of its expertise.

  • Awarded Patent Contentious Firm of the year 2019 – Ireland and shortlisted for the Trademark Contentious firm of the year 2019 – Ireland by the leading international publication Managing Intellectual Property at the EMEA Awards 2019
  • Recommended in Tier 1 by The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • Recommended by Managing Intellectual Property 2019
  • Recommended by Chambers Europe 2019
  • Recommended by IAM Patent 1000 2019
  • Aoife Murphy is ranked in the 2019 edition of WIPR Leaders.
  • Aoife Murphy has been ranked in IP Stars 2019 as one of the Top 250 Women in IP globally, one of only three people ranked in Ireland this year.

The team is described as ‘well-integrated … with particular expertise in the field of pharmaceutical patent litigation’ and our lawyers are praised for being ‘very responsive, hard-working and creative’.  Citations taken from Chambers Europe 2019, The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 and IAM Patent 1000 2019.

The team at Whitney Moore has written the Irish chapter of International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) to: Patents 2019. Click here to view the chapter. Please contact us directly if you would like to discuss any of the issues raised.

 

Some of our recent Intellectual Property transactions include:

  • Acting for Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. in SPC infringement proceedings before the Commercial Court and Supreme Court
  • Acting for Eisai R&D Management Co. Ltd in patent revocation proceedings before the Commercial Court
  • Acting for Mylan in defence of patent infringement proceedings and preliminary injunction proceedings concerning generic copazone
  • Acted for F. Hoffmann La-Roche in patent infringement proceedings before the Commercial Court concerning a biosimilar product
  • Acted for Edwards Lifesciences in patent infringement proceedings before the Commercial Court relating to its medical device patents
  • Acted for Shamrock Gift Company in trademark infringement and passing off proceedings before the Commercial Court
  • Acted for Teva Pharma B.V. v Amgen Inc. & Others in High Court patent proceedings concerning revocation and entitlement
  • Acted for Garmin (Europe) Ltd in proceedings alleging breach of database rights, copyright infringement and trade mark infringement before the High Court
  • Acted for TracknStop Ltd in breach of confidence proceedings before the Commercial Court against former employees regarding anti-theft GPS technology
  • Acting for Tribune Content Agency, a leading provider of syndicated news content, in defence of multiple claims for copyright infringement alleged to have occurred online
  • Acted for OrbusNeich Medical Inc. against Boston Scientific Corporation in Commercial Court patent infringement proceedings regarding coronary stents
  • Acted for McCambridge Ltd against Joseph Brennan Bakeries in Commercial Court and Supreme Court proceedings in the leading Irish passing off case
  • Acted for Novartis against Actavis, in relation to a High Court injunction in respect of infringement of a patent for a drug used in the treatment of blood pressure
  • Acting for Tribune Content Agency, a leading provider of syndicated news content, in defence of multiple claims for copyright infringement alleged to have occurred online
  • Acted for OrbusNeich Medical Inc. against Boston Scientific Corporation in Commercial Court patent infringement proceedings regarding coronary stents
  • Acted for McCambridge Ltd against Joseph Brennan Bakeries in Commercial Court and Supreme Court proceedings in the leading Irish passing off case
  • Acted for Novartis against Actavis, in relation to a High Court injunction in respect of infringement of a patent for a drug used in the treatment of blood pressure
  • Acted for Medinol Ltd against Abbott Ireland in Commercial Court patent infringement proceedings
  • Acted for Medtronic Inc. against Guidant Corporation, Abbott Vascular Devices Holland B.V. in Commercial Court proceedings regarding alleged infringement of Medtronic’s coronary stent patents
  • Adidas v Charles O’Neill & Co. in a leading Supreme Court authority on passing off involving the three-stripe design on sportswear
  • Acted for the plaintiff in House of Spring Gardens Ltd v Point Blank Ltd & others in a leading Supreme Court authority on breach of confidence, infringement of copyright and breach of contract, involving the design of bullet-proof vests

Our Intellectual Property clients include:

  • Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp.
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Novartis AG
  • Eisai R&D Managment Co. Ltd
  • OrbusNeich Medical Inc.
  • Amgen Inc.
  • Medinol Ltd
  • F. Hoffman-la Roche
  • McCambridge Ltd
  • Shamrock Gift Company
  • Tribune Content Agency

 

 

 

 

 

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