While Ian Moss’ practice is predominantly concerned with patent litigation, he also advises clients in relation to other IP matters such as licence negotiation and drafting, settlement, and other commercial agreements.
Ian acts for clients involved in a variety of industries, including the electronics, medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors. In the electronics sector, Ian advises clients on both assertion of patents and defence against infringement claims in disputes concerning standard essential and non-essential technologies. Major patent disputes often involve international clients litigating in several jurisdictions and this is undoubtedly the case with Ian’s practice.
Working on such wide ranging international disputes has given Ian extensive experience with international clients and the demands of coordinating transnational legal teams from different jurisdictions. Ian’s experience includes proceedings in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court, the High Court (Patents Court) and the Court of Appeal in the UK and before the Technical Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.
Ian joined Hogan Lovells as a trainee in 2011 and had seats in the IP, general litigation and finance teams before qualifying and joining the IP department in 2013. During his traineeship, Ian spent 9 months on client secondment allowing him to develop a deep understanding of what clients really need from their external legal teams. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Ian studied Developmental Biology at Edinburgh University and obtained a 1st class degree with honours. Following qualification, Ian completed Oxford University’s Post-graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law.