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Newsflash: Partner achieves significant patent litigation success with important freedom of information implications

Mar 29, 2011

Piers Strickland, the latest Partner to join the boutique IP/IT practice, Waterfront Solicitors LLP, made a successful application for disclosure of documents from the file of the High Court in relation to some recent patent litigation proceedings involving Pfizer. You can read the HTML version of the Judgment by clicking here.    This case, which has important public policy implications, clarifies the grounds on which a "non-party" to court proceedings who may have a significant interest in those proceedings may make an application for disclosure from the court file. In this case the subject matter concerned the validity of valuable patent monopoly rights owned by Pfizer.   The application was carried out when Piers Strickland was a Partner at Strickland (Legal) LLP.  On 1 December 2010, Strickland (Legal) LLP merged with Waterfront Solicitors LLP.