Simmons & Simmons (London)

Michael Burdon

Simmons & Simmons (London)

Michael is a partner in the IP Group. He advises a diverse range of businesses on maximising the protection, enforcement and extraction of value from their intellectual property rights. His principal area of expertise is patents especially multijurisdictional disputes. Michael is a widely acknowledged expert in the patent area and has represented clients in numerous reported cases, in a diverse range of technologies from pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices through to electronics, software and communications. In addition to major patent litigation disputes, Michael has been involved in considering a wide variety of technologies for the purpose of due diligence for investment, acquisition and licensing transactions and for risk analysis and freedom to operate. He has extensive experience of assisting clients with their IP strategy and structure and establishing best practice for the management of their IP portfolio and IP risk.

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Charles Bankes, Michael Burdon The EU Commission publishes a fact sheet on IP rights enforcement and a communication setting out the EU’s approach to standard essential patents


The European Commission today published a Fact Sheet on Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement and a Communication setting out the EU’s approach to Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). In recognition of what it perceives as the strategic importance of SEPs and Europe’s need to grasp the enormous (...)

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