Graham Burnett-HallMA


Solicitor (UK)

Offices: London (UK)

Languages spoken: English, Français (French), Deutsch (German)


Telephone (Direct): +44 20 7420 0265

Telephone (Office): +44 20 7420 0250

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Graham Burnett-Hall

Graham advises on all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation and dispute resolution in areas with a high level of scientific or technical content. He advises clients in a wide range of fields, including the electronics and telecommunications, biotechnology and pharma, medical device and chemical sectors. He frequently acts in multi-jurisdictional disputes, co-ordinating and working with legal teams in Europe and the United States. He is one of the few UK practitioners with first-hand experience of running patent litigation in China.
Graham’s patent work in the telecommunications and electronics sectors has covered standard essential patents, electronic program guides, transmission systems (including applications of LTE and video streaming using CDNs), radio frequency identification devices and encryption methods. In the life sciences, biotech and health care sectors he has focussed on antibodies, small molecule drugs, pharmaceutical formulations, insulin-like growth factors and binding proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, stent valves and occluders, and wound dressings.  Other matters have covered technologies as diverse as artificial sweeteners and flow meters. His cases include leading authorities on priority rights and contributory patent infringement.

He also conducts proceedings relating to other IPRs, such as designs, trade marks, trade secrets and confidential information, including emergency injunction applications, opposition proceedings and infringement and validity disputes, as well as advising on commercial and transactional matters.
Graham is recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 guide, which describes him as a “cross-border whizz”, and is also listed as an ‘IP Star’ by Managing Intellectual Property. He has been included in Legal 500, and listed as an expert by Who’s Who Legal for his “reputation as a trouble-shooter for cases with unusually complex technical aspects”.
Graham became a partner of the firm in August 2007. He speaks German and French and his interests are cycling, hill walking, photography and wine.

Educational Qualifications

Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Proceedings) (2003)

Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, Bristol University (1999)

Qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales (1998)

MA in Chemistry, Oxford University (1993)

Example Cases

Astex Therapeutics v AstraZeneca

Rovi Corp v Virgin Media

Sun Pharma and Almirall v Janssen Biotech

Novartis v Curis

Jarden Consumer Solutions v SEB

Occlutech v AGA Medical

Edwards Lifesciences v Cook Biotech

Grimme v Scott

Tercica v Insmed

Miss World v Channel Four Television

Graham Burnett-Hall works in the following sectors

Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Medical devices
Oil and Gas
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