Tess Waldron

Tess, a Senior Associate at Powell Gilbert, has advised clients on a broad range of issues across the full spectrum of intellectual property rights. She has also represented life sciences and consumer electronics companies in wider commercial disputes and negotiations, including in relation to FRAND licensing.

Tess has experience of litigation in the High Court (involving both general commercial and intellectual property claims), Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and has taken a lead role in successful mediations. She is a solicitor advocate and has represented clients in the High Court as advocate.

Prior to becoming a solicitor, Tess qualified as a doctor and spent three years working in hospital medicine. This experience provides her with valuable background and context, in particular when advising clients operating in the life sciences sector.

Tess joined Powell Gilbert in 2014.

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English FRAND Developments to Watch Out for in 2022

For a long time, the courts in England have been a forum of choice for the resolution of disputes between international parties, with the promise of an experienced judiciary and a cost-efficient approach to discovery and expert testimony. The English Patents Court is no exception, with multi-jurisdictional patent disputes often featuring an English action. In addition to the availability of specialist judges and legal teams, the ability to obtain some discovery when needed (but without the extensive, onerous and costly approach to discovery in the United States), to cross-examine experts at trial and to obtain declaratory relief make the UK an attractive jurisdiction. The thorough and reasoned judgments that can prove useful in parallel litigation across Europe and the general availability of injunctions are also key drivers for patentees.