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Liz Cohen

Partner
liz.cohen@bristows.com
+44 (0)20 7400 8000

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Liz specialises in intellectual property matters with a particular focus on patent litigation. She has over 14 years experience of representing clients in patent matters in the English Courts and has also represented clients in the UKIPO and EPO. Liz is often asked to co-ordinate cross border litigation and to advise within Europe and beyond for clients situated inside and 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.

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. Liz’s work is regularly published in industry journals and she is also a member of EPLAW, EPLIT and LES and sits on the CIPA Life Sciences Committee.

Liz regularly advises clients on the development of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court and is a regular speaker at conferences on this topic and other issues that are of current interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

Credentials

  • MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol
  • Solicitor Advocate
  • Qualified 2001
  • Partner 2008

Recommended for

  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology - The Legal 500 (2014)
  • Intellectual Property (Key Individual) - Chambers and Partners (2013)
  • Patent Litigation - IAM Patent 1000 (2015/2014/2013)
  • Patent Litigation - Who’s Who Legal (2015/2014)
  • Patent opinion, Patent Strategy and Counseling - Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2014)
  • Patent - Women in Business Law (2015/2013)
  • Intellectual Property - Best Lawyers UK (2015)
  • IP Law - Super Lawyers UK (2014/2013)
  • Patents and Life Sciences - IP - Who's Who Legal (2013)
     
"Liz Cohen...'exceedingly knowledgeable about the EPO and UPC, she is the perfect adviser for companies negotiating the evolving European market'." - IAM Patent 1000 2015 

"The 'truly outstandingLiz Cohen focuses on patent litigation, having appeared as a solicitor advocate before the English courts and co-ordinated major cross-border litigation for domestic and international clients. She receives widespread praise for her “comprehensive understanding” of technical issues facing patent-holders in the life sciences sector".  - Who's Who Legal 2015 

"Liz Cohen is a 'naturally gifted lawyer' and 'as smart as they come'. She regularly advises clients within Europe and beyond".  - Who's Who Legal 2015 

"Liz Cohen
won a non-infringement ruling for Smith & Nephew against Convatec regarding patents for silverised wound dressings." - The Legal 500 2014

"Others, such as Liz Cohen, also come in for high praise. 'She is exceptionally professional in her approach,' says a client. 'She’s very interested not just in what the case is but also understanding us as clients; what our business interests are and what our values are. She’s very inquisitive as to what drives us. You really get the sense that she wants to really understand what our real needs are, not just the words that are coming out of our mouths'.” - Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2014

"Liz Cohen has handled important matters all the way up to the Supreme Court." - IAM 1000 2014

"Liz Cohen’s innovative life sciences work has won her many followers." - IAM 1000 2013

"Liz Cohen is a qualified solicitor advocate who has impressed with her record in patent litigation. Her main focus resides in disputes between major biotech, pharmaceutical and medical devices concerns." - Chambers and Partners 2013