Ian TurnerPhD

Managing Associate

Solicitor (UK)

Offices: London (UK)

Languages spoken: English

Email: iturner@marks-clerk.com

Telephone (Direct): +44 20 7420 0262

Telephone (Office): +44 20 7420 0250

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Ian Turner

Ian is an intellectual property lawyer who advises clients on the full range of IP with a particular interest in contentious patent matters.

Ian has worked on many biotechnology and pharmaceutical disputes, usually involving multi-jurisdictional issues, as well as cases in the TMT and mechanical fields. He frequently works with lawyers from around the world, often with a co-ordinating role for international disputes. As well as specialising in the legal/technical aspects of biotechnology/pharmaceutical patent cases, Ian has experience of Supplementary Protection Certificate validity issues and financial relief in the pharmaceutical sector (Servier v Apotex and GSK v Wyeth).

Ian sits on the UK Bioindustry Association’s IP advisory committee.  He also has direct experience in the pharmaceutical industry having worked on secondment  in the UK legal department of a large pharmaceutical company and as a research scientist at another major pharmaceutical company. 

Having obtained a PhD in Biochemistry, Ian switched to intellectual property law, training as a solicitor at another leading IP firm. He joined Marks & Clerk Law in February 2010. Ian’s interests include mountain biking, hill walking and ultimate Frisbee.

Ian takes a commercial, client-focussed approach to dispute resolution, working well with in-house legal and technical teams and has been recognised as a rising star by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2018.


Educational Qualifications

Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Proceedings) (2017)

Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford University (2011)

Qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales (2009)

Diploma in Law (2006) and Legal Practice Course (2007), University of the West of England

PhD in Biochemistry, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (2005)

BSc Biochemistry with Industrial Experience, Manchester University (2001)


Example Cases

MedImmune v Novartis

Hospira v Genentech 

Eugen Seitz v KHS Corpoplast / Norgren

Rovi v Virgin Media / Tivo

GSK v Wyeth

Pfizer 
v GSK

Ares Trading v Abbvie

Takeda v Roche

Pfizer v Roche
 

Ian Turner works in the following sectors

Electronics
Biotechnology
Chemical
Cleantech
Construction
Food
IT/Software
Mechanical Engineering
Medical devices
Pharmaceutical
Telecommunications
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