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MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol
Liz specialises in intellectual property matters with a particular focus on patent litigation. Liz has over 12 years experience of representing clients such as Syngenta, Les Laboratoires Servier and Smith & Nephew Plc in revocation and infringement proceedings in courts ranging from the Patents County Court right through to the new Supreme Court. Liz has also represented clients in the UKIPO and EPO.
Most recently, she has been asked to jointly lead a team who successfully obtained preliminary injunctions and other relief for Novartis against generic supplies in many countries around the world. She is often asked to co-ordinate cross border litigation and to advise within Europe and beyond for clients situated outside the UK.
As a qualified solicitor advocate, Liz has appeared before the High Court and in her first appearance successfully secured an interim injunction on behalf of Servier pending trial for its ACE inhibitor product, perindopril.
Subsequently, Liz conducted the UK's first damages enquiry following a cross-undertaking given on an interim injunction. More recently, Liz has represented medical devices manufacturer, Smith & Nephew Plc, before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in injunction, infringement and revocation proceedings relating to its Negative Pressure Wound Therapy products. This litigation has been much commented on for the speed in which the case was brought to first instance trial and appeal (less than 7 months in total) and notably won Liz and her team TMT Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2010.
Liz's background in Natural Sciences (Neuroscience) provides her with an excellent understanding of the technical and commercial issues facing the life sciences sector in particular. Her experience in both intellectual property and healthcare regulatory matters provides her with a perfect platform from which to advise clients operating in this sector.
Liz has been published in the Journal of the British Institute of Regulatory Affairs, European Regulatory Affairs Journal, Pharmaceutical Law Insight European Intellectual Property Review, Patent World and Managing IP.
- Patents and Life Sciences - IP - Who's Who Legal (2013)
- Intellectual Property (Key Individual) - Chambers and Partners (2013/2012)
- Patent Law - The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers (2011)
“Liz Cohen is building an excellent reputation for her focus on contentious concerns, especially in relation to matters arising in a healthcare context. She continues to advise Smith & Nephew in patent proceedings.” - Chambers and Partners 2012
"Recognised as 'up and coming' for Intellectual Property." - Chambers and Partners 2011
"Liz Cohen represents new client Smith & Nephew in wound therapy patent proceedings. Cohen is developing a good reputation for her life sciences-based work." - Chambers and Partners 2011