Gary Hopkins

Professional Support Lawyer / Risk and Compliance Controller

Gary provides technical legal support to the IP & Commercial team as well as additional fee-earning capacity. He has broad experience in the protection and enforcement of IP matters and brand protection programs with particular expertise in litigious patent, trade mark, copyright and design matters in the technology and life sciences fields in his role as PSL. Gary is also the Firm's Risk and Compliance Controller dealing with regulatory matters and ensuring its internal policies and procedures are fit for purpose and adhered to. He works closely with the Firm's COLP and COFA.

Gary’s experience includes High Court patent infringement trials concerning coronary stents, handheld mobile email systems, registered design and copyright infringement cases for motorcycle neck braces and domestic household goods such as steam mops, and patent entitlement disputes concerning monoclonal antibody anti-cancer drugs and oilfield drilling tools respectively.

He has written numerous articles on a wide range of IP subjects and has completed the University of Bristol’s Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice. Gary was seconded as legal counsel to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe during his training contract and more recently on a part-time basis to the University of Oxford's Legal Services Department to advise on IP and commercial matters.

Who we help

Gary has broad experience in the protection and enforcement of IP matters and brand protection programs with particular expertise in litigious patent, trade mark, copyright and design matters in the technology and life sciences fields.

Gary’s science background lends itself to his work experiences which include High Court patent infringement trials concerning coronary stents, handheld mobile email systems, registered design and copyright infringement cases for motorcycle neck braces and domestic household goods such as steam mops and patent entitlement disputes concerning monoclonal antibody anti-cancer drugs and oil drilling tools respectively.

He has written numerous articles on a wide range of Media, publishing, technology and IP subjects.

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Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7000
Fax: +44 (0)20 3375 7293
Email:  
gary.hopkins@farrer.co.uk
Secretary: 
laura.simpson@farrer.co.uk

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Career

Trained at Bristows; Associate at Bird & Bird and Taylor Wessing LLP and joined Farrer & Co in November 2008.

Education

Jesus College, Oxford (MBiochem); Nottingham Law School (PgDL and LPC) and University of Bristol (PgDIPL)

Memberships

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