Naomi specialises in contentious intellectual property matters. Whilst she advises on a wide range of issues and subject matters, her practice has a particular focus on patent litigation.
Naomi’s technical background in physics puts her in particular demand for cases in the technology, telecommunications and engineering sectors, where her detailed understanding of complex technology puts her in a strong position.
Her litigation experience encompasses full High Court actions as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal and complex interim applications both at first instance and in the Court of Appeal. Much of Naomi’s work involves cases that are multi-jurisdictional and have an emphasis on strategic and technical co-ordination.
Naomi has experience working with a broad range of technical subject matters. She has advised on numerous disputes in relation to mobile technology, spanning a wide range of standardised technologies from the 2G, 3G and 4G systems as well as implementation patents covering aspects of the various operating systems. As a result, Naomi has a wealth of experience dealing with issues that arise specifically in SEP litigation and FRAND disputes, as well as the complex confidentiality aspects of these cases. Naomi has assisted Samsung in its disputes against Apple and Unwired Planet, as well as Google in the Unwired Planet litigation and IPCom in its cases against Nokia, HTC and Vodafone. This has allowed Naomi to approach these cases from the perspective of the implementer but also from the patentee side.
Outside of the field of telecommunications, Naomi assisted Petroleum Geo-Services in its dispute against Electromagnetic Geoservices involving hydrocarbon surveying techniques and Philips Lighting in a dispute with Megaman relating to various patents in its LED licensing portfolio.
Naomi was also part of the team that assisted Fidelis in its trade mark and passing off dispute against Fidelity.
- MSci Physics, Imperial College London
- Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford
- Qualified 2011