Alumni lecture: 'Life as a patent litigator'
Helen Wodehouse Lecture Theatre
As part of the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series, Zoë Butler (Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Bristol University) Partner at Powell Gilbert LLP will be giving a lecture on 'Life as a patent litigator'.
Zoë Butler, Partner, is an experienced IP litigator with a strong technical background and has advised clients on IP disputes relating to a broad range of technological areas and industry sectors.
Zoë has a broad practice advising clients across the range of IP rights. She is particularly known for her expertise in advising clients in complex patent disputes. Recently, Zoë has acted for a range of clients, from electronics and software companies to pharmaceutical and biotech companies in matters relating to patents, copyright, trade marks and design rights as well as contract and competition law.
In addition to representing clients before the UK courts, Zoë has experience of European Patent Office opposition proceedings, and has represented clients in arbitration proceedings and mediations relating to technology contract disputes. Zoë has been involved in many multi-jurisdictional disputes, working with advisors from across Europe, North America and Japan, and, in many instances, has taken a role in coordinating such litigation. In 2003, Zoë spent 6 months in The Hague seconded to the IP/ICT department of a leading
Dutch law firm.
Zoë has been a partner at Powell Gilbert since 2007. She is a member of AIPPI and EPLAW. She frequently lectures on IP law and is a tutor on the Oxford University Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice. Zoë is a contributor to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act.
In 2014 Zoë was the winner of best in TMT at the Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards.