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MA Law, University of Oxford
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol
Brian specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution. His practice is divided equally between patents and other intellectual property rights.
Brian's patents practice has involved cases for sectors ranging from electronics to biotechnology, with most of his experience acquired in the pharmaceutical field. On the brands side, Brian has acted in many disputes relating to trade marks, copyright and registered designs. He has a particular interest in interim relief practice and procedure.
Brian is presently engaged in a life cycle management project for one of the world's best-selling pharmaceutical products. This involves the co-ordination of legal teams in more than thirty countries across the world to ensure that optimal strategy is pursued at both global and local levels. He is also involved in several intellectual property cases in the English Courts across a broad range of industry sectors.
Brian is the co-author of an annual review of UK patent cases which is published annually in the CIPA Journal. He lectures widely on all aspects of intellectual property law.
- Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation (Key Individual) - Chambers and Partners (2013/2012/2011)
- Life Sciences (Key Individual) - Chambers and Partners (2012/2011)
- Patent Law - The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers (2012/2011)
- Intellectual Property - The Legal 500 (2012/2011)
- Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation - Best Lawyers UK (2012)
- IP: non-patent litigation - PLC Which Lawyer (2012)
- Non-patent litigation - PLC Which Lawyer? (2011)
"Brian Cordery specialises in IP enforcement in jurisdictions across the world. His caseload is divided between matters concerning biotechnology, electronics and pharmaceuticals, and soft IP rights." - Chambers and Partners 2012
"Brian Cordery is one of a small elite band of patent litigation specialists who defend the IP rights of key international clients. He acted for Novartis in its SPC infringement claim against Actavis concerning Valsartan." - Chambers and Partners 2013
"According to sources, Brian Cordery combines a thorough understanding of brand management with 'a vast reserve of experience' in patent litigation. He has been leading the charge in the team's counselling of a marketing communications company WPP." - Chambers and Partners 2012
"Clients describe patent litigator Brian Cordery as 'extremely knowledgeable and energetic', and express their appreciation for the lengths to which he will go to assist them." - Chambers and Partners 2012
"Brian Cordery is 'an inspiring leader, extremely diligent and always available on the phone'. He is rated for his litigation abilities; he has an ongoing relationship with Novartis and coordinates suits concerning some of its most valuable products around the world." - IAM Patent 1000 2012
"First rate for pharmaceutical work." - The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers 2012
"Brian Cordery 'is very responsive and works hard to make the client happy'. His practice spans patents and other IP matters." - Chambers and Partners 2011
“Tremendously clever, thoroughly helpful and great to deal with.” - Who’s Who Legal – Life Sciences 2011