Shoosmiths adds bench strength to IP team with patent heavyweight

May, 2024 - Milton Keynes, England

Law firm Shoosmiths announces the appointment of partner, Graham Burnett-Hall from Marks & Clerk Law.

Graham joins Shoosmiths' Intellectual Property (IP) team, enhancing the firm's capabilities in patent litigation and supporting its strategic ambitions for growth in key sectors and in the London IP market.

With a clear strategy to achieve excellence in its three core focus areas for intellectual property by 2030 – Technology, Life Sciences and Brands - Shoosmiths welcomes Graham as a seasoned patent litigator with a strong reputation both nationally and internationally. Graham's experience spans high-value and complex patent litigation, particularly in the life sciences and medical devices sectors, where he has represented prestigious clients such as Roche, Meril and Sun Pharma.

"Graham's arrival marks a pivotal moment for Shoosmiths," said Andrew Brennan, head of the Intellectual Property team at Shoosmiths. "His extensive experience and strategic vision align perfectly with our ambitions to excel in key sectors and establish ourselves as a leading intellectual property practice. We are excited to leverage Graham's expertise to take our IP team to the next level."

Graham's appointment significantly bolsters Shoosmiths' patent litigation capabilities and his expertise will enable Shoosmiths to attract highly specialised, complex work for  the world’s major technology companies, further enhancing the firm's presence in the market for patent work and IP more generally.

"I am thrilled to join Shoosmiths and contribute to its continued success," said Graham Burnett-Hall. "I look forward to collaborating with the talented IP team to further grow our patent practice and solidify Shoosmiths' position as a leader in intellectual property law."

Graham's appointment reflects Shoosmiths' commitment to providing exceptional legal services and reinforces its dedication to strategic growth and excellence in the intellectual property landscape.

Graham’s appointment follows the recent arrival of Antony Craggs from Lewis Silkin. The IP team now boasts four partners focusing on patent dispute work in all fields of technology.