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Campbell Forsyth


Personal Profile

Campbell is a Partner in the Patents Group in the Innovation Department. He has been recognised as one of the UK's leading patent litigators and acts for clients in complex and cross-border patent cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Assisted by his science background, Campbell advises on patent cases focusing on pharmaceuticals, electronics, materials and telecoms. His cases are often high profile and business critical and can involve breaking new ground to achieve results for a client, such as his case Arrow v MSD – the genesis of the Arrow declaration.

Campbell also advises on issues relating to the interface of patent and regulatory law, notably in relation to supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for medicinal patents and FRAND patent licensing disputes. He also assists clients with innovative uses of litigation funding and insurance.

Campbell is a part-time Deputy District Judge in the London and South East Circuit and in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. Campbell has also been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge of England & Wales in the Chancery Division.

Key Experience

  • The Edinburgh Woolen Mill, Jaeger Limited (& Others) v PhoenixWales
  • Prysmian v Emtelle
  • Zentiva v Gilead
  • Resolution v AstraZeneca
  • Emtelle v Hexatronic
  • Positec v Husqvarna
  • Arrow v MSD
  • ActivIdentity v Intercede
  • Arrow v Glaxo
  • Resolution v Lundbeck
  • Arrow v AkzoNobel
  • Arrow v Warner-Lambert
  • Arrow v Lundbeck
  • Arrow v Teva

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, Dentons UK & Middle East LLP
Partner, KWM
Partner, Olswang LLP
Cambridge University, BA (Hons), MA Natural Sciences
London University, LLM in Intellectual Property

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