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 is a Partner and a patent litigator at Marks & Clerk Law. He advises across a spectrum of fields encompassing life sciences, telecommunications, electrical engineering and medicinal devices.

“All-sector scientific sage Graham Burnett-Hall is comfortable operating anywhere on the planet: “very thorough, technically knowledgeable and able to simply explain the key issues”, he unfurls multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies with control and ease.”
(IAM Patent 1000)

His chemistry background married with his ability to “simply explain the key issues” gives Graham the upper hand when approaching matters with a high level of scientific or technical content.

With over 20 years’ experience acting in multi-jurisdictional disputes, co-ordinating and working with legal teams in Europe, United States and China, Graham is a safe pair of hands. He has developed his expertise in leading large scale and complex patent litigation and dispute resolution matters. His extensive cross-border experience goes beyond litigation and into his wine collection.

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Key Cases

  • Takeda v Roche
  • Astex Therapeutics v AstraZeneca
  • Rovi Corp v Virgin Media
  • Sun Pharma and Almirall v Janssen Biotech
  • Novartis v Curis
  • Jarden Consumer Solutionsv SEB
  • Occlutechv AGA Medical
  • Edwards Lifesciences v Cook Biotech
  • Grimmev Scott
  • Tercica v Insmed
  • Miss Worldv Channel Four Television


  • Life Sciences sector: Graham has focused 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.
  • Telecommunications & electronics sector: Graham 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.
  • 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.
  • Graham 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 speaks German and French.

Professional Highlights

Graham is recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 guide, Legal 500 and listed as an ‘IP Patent Star’ for patent litigation and patent strategy & counselling by Managing Intellectual Property. He is also recognised as a Global Leader by Who’s Who Legal.

Graham became a partner of the firm in August 2007.


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)

Graham Burnett-Hall works in the following sectors

Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Medical devices
Oil and Gas
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