Robert Williams

Robert Williams

Robert Williams is a partner and co-head of Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Group in London. He has significant experience in both contentious and non-contentious IP work, advising on the full range of issues relating to patents, copyright, trade marks, designs and trade secrets/confidential information. He also jointly leads our International Trade Secrets Protection Group.

Rob has particular experience of complex IP disputes (with a focus on multi-jurisdictional patent litigation and trade secrets disputes) and has advised clients from a range of IP rich industries, including life sciences, energy, and utilities, specialty chemicals, mechanical engineering and electronics on various strategic IP issues including lifecycle management.

For more information or to contact Ron, please visit his Firm Profile Page.

Posts by Robert Williams

Trade Secrets: Contempt proceedings put miscreant in jail for failure to provide information about misappropriation

Generally, a breach of confidence under English law does not give rise to criminal liability (and the recently implemented Trade Secrets Directive only addresses civil remedies for …
By Robert Williams & Will Smith
3 years ago 6

Protecting Trade Secrets in Europe – An Update

With the June 9 deadline for national implementation fast approaching, we surveyed colleagues in our other European offices to check the state of play in their jurisdiction. The …
By Robert Williams & Toby Bond
4 years ago 0