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Richard Pinckney


Richard Pinckney

+44 (0)20 7400 8390

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 patent litigation.

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 well as advice on international enforcement and licensing strategy, FRAND issues and SEPs, freedom to operate advice, patent validity analysis and the interaction of IPRs and digital media.

As a solicitor advocate, Richard is qualified to appear before all courts in England and Wales. His representative clients include Google, Philips and Samsung.

Richard is a member of AIPPI (Association for Protection of Intellectual Property), EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) and LES (Licensing Executive Society).


  • MEng Engineering Science, University of Oxford
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford
  • Qualified 2008
  • Solicitor Advocate
  • Partner 2016
Recommended for
  • IP: Patent Litigation - Chambers and Partners (2019)
  • Patents - Who's Who Legal (2018)
  • Recommended Patent Litigator - Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2017)
  • IP Law - Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015)

"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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