David Perkins is a partner in Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP’s intellectual property practice in London. With 40 years of experience, Mr Perkins concentrates his practice on multijurisdictional patent litigation, as well as trademark and antitrust issues. He also handles oppositions and appeals before the European Patent office in Munich and references to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. He also acts as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitrations involving intellectual property rights.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr Perkins served in major leadership positions in the intellectual property practice area at international law firms. He was a partner at Clifford Chance from 1975–2003 in which he headed its European intellectual property litigation practice and subsequently at Milbank Tweed’s London office 2003–2009. He is the author of many publications, articles, and conference papers on various aspects of intellectual property law disputes and is a frequent participant at international intellectual property conferences. He was a member of the UK Government’s Intellectual Property Advisory Committee. He is a Council Member of the Intellectual Property Institute; a founding member of the Intellectual Property Lawyers Organizations; a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) arbitrator; and a member of all major intellectual property associations. He is also an instructor for WIPO’s annual Arbitration-Workshop.
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 for Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation (Senior Statesman): UK
Chambers UK 2013 - Recommended for Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
The Legal 500 UK 2012 - Recommended for TMT: Intellectual Property
Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2012 for Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook 2011 - Recommended for Life Sciences: Patent Litigation
PLC Which lawyer? 2012 - Recommended for Life Sciences: Patent Litigation
PLC Which lawyer? 2012: Recommended for IP: Patent Litigation
The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2011
The Legal 500 UK 2011 for TMT: Intellectual Property
Council Member, Intellectual Property Institute (IPI)
Founding Member, The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO)
Member, UK Government's Intellectual Property Advisory Committee (IPAC)
Arbitrator, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)