Richard Pinckney


Richard is a partner and solicitor advocate. He specialises in IP disputes with a focus on patent litigation and the technology sector.

Richard’s in depth experience includes the telecommunications, computer hardware and software, engineering, human computer interaction and LED lighting sectors. His background in engineering helps him quickly to understand difficult technical issues in complex matters.

Richard advises on international enforcement and licensing strategy, FRAND issues and SEPs, freedom to operate, patent validity and the interaction of IPRs and digital media. Richard’s clients are leading and well known technology companies.

A significant part of Richard’s practice involves the coordination of litigation before the UK Courts with parallel proceedings in the USA, Europe and international patent offices.

As a solicitor advocate, Richard is qualified to appear before all courts in England and Wales.


  • MEng Engineering Science, University of Oxford
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford
  • Qualified 2008
  • Solicitor Advocate
  • Partner 2016

What others say

"Richard Pinckney and Liz Cohen are particularly visible and frequently recommended younger partners” Juve UK 2020
"Richard Pinckney offers a strong and confident service with brilliant strategic direction, especially in the electro-mechanical sphere." Legal 500 2020
"Richard Pinckney demonstrates the abilities of a seasoned partner; he gets to grip with the complexities of a case in short order and is particularly skilled in getting the very best out of his team" Legal 500 2020
" 'hugely experienced' patent litigator Richard Pinckney" Legal 500 2020
Richard "has a 'pragmatic and can-do attitude' " Legal 500 2020
"Richard Pinckney has an already impressive reputation for his handling of electronic engineering patent disputes”. Chambers and Partners 2019
Richard Pinckney " is easy to work with, is extremely bright, and has an outstanding grasp of technical issues and their interplay." Chambers and Partners 2019
"The work of senior associate Richard Pinckney is notable." Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2016

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