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Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC

 


Year of call: 2004
Year of silk: 2014

Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC has acted in a wide range of intellectual property disputes in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He has also frequently appeared at the European Patent Office (both before the Opposition Division and the Technical Board of Appeal) and represented clients in the Patents County Court (now IPEC) and at the UK Intellectual Property Office. IP-related arbitration is another area in which he has considerable experience, especially in arbitrations over patents and copyright.

Andrew has been involved in two of the leading cases concerning legal entitlement to patent priority (Gilead and AbbVie) and in the leading FRAND trial in the telecommunications field to be held in the UK (Unwired Planet v. Huawei). He also appeared for Krka and Consilient in a damages enquiry leading to one of the highest damages awards in the UK under a cross-undertaking (AstraZeneca v. Krka & Consilient).

The 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners describes him as “incredibly sharp and insightful” and that “He is just an excellent QC and a real pleasure to work with”. In 2016 Legal 500 described him as being a “go-to choice for high value cases”. Legal 500 has described Andrew as “indisputably one of the best advocates at the junior IP Bar”.

Notable cases include acting for Huawei in the FRAND litigation with Unwired Planet, acting for AbbVie in its disputes concerning Humira, acting for Gilead in its patent litigation with Idenix over the HCV drug “Sovaldi”, acting for Servier in the Supreme Court concerning the illegality defence in patent litigation, acting for ASOS in its trade mark dispute with Assos of Switzerland, and acting for Meltwater in its copyright dispute with the NLA over its news monitoring service.

Andrew has appeared in the House of Lords/UK Supreme Court in Rhone Poulenc Rorer v. Yeda (2007), in NLA v. Meltwater (2013) and in Servier v. Apotex (2014).

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and joined the IP department of Bristows. He became an IP partner at Bristows in 2000. He practised as a Solicitor Advocate before being called to the Bar in 2004 and joining 8 New Square. He was Chambers & Partners’ IP Junior barrister of the year in 2012. He became Queen’s Counsel in 2014.

Recent Activity

» Unwired Planet International Ltd v (1) Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (2) Huawei Technologies (UK) Co. Ltd
» Synthon B.V. v Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 148
» Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Company v Abbvie Biotechnology and Others
» Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co. Limited v Abbvie Biotechnology Limited and Abbvie Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 1
» Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Claimant) v (1) Gilead Sciences Iin. (2) Gilead Sciences Ltd. (3) Centre Nationale De La Recherches Scientifique (4) Universita Degli Studi Di Cagliari (5) L'UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER II (Defendants) (2016)
» Sony Communications International AB v SSH Communications Security Corp
» Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. v Gilead Sciences, Court of Appeal - Awaiting Judgment
» Unwired Planet v Huawei and Samsung [2015] EWHC 3366 (Pat)
» (1) Fontem Holdings 1BV (2) Fontem Ventures BV v (1) Ten Motives Limited (2) 10 Motives Limited and Nicocigs Limited v (1) Fontem Holdings 1BV (2) Fontem Ventures BV [2015] EWHC 2752 (Pat)
» Wobben v Siemens [2015] EWHC 2114 (Pat)
» AstraZeneca AB & Anor v KRKA dd Novo Mesto & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 484
» Jarden Consumer Solutions (Europe) Ltd v. SEB SA [2014] EWCA Civ 1629
» Les Laboratoires Servier & Anor v Apotex Inc & Ors (Rev 1) [2014] UKSC 55
» Aga Medical Corporation v Occlutech (UK) Limited [2014] EWHC 2506 (Pat)
» Rovi Solutions Corporation & Anor v Virgin Media Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 2301 (Pat)
» Swarovski-Optik KG v Leica Camera AG and Leica Camera Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 637
» Rovi Solutions Corporation & Anor v Virgin Media Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 1559 (Pat)
» Phil & Ted's Most Excellent Buggy Co. v. TFK Trends for Kids GmbH [2014] EWCA Civ 469
» AstraZeneca AB & Anor v KRKA, DD Novo Mesto & Anor [2014] EWHC 84 (Pat)
» Eugen Seitz AG v. KHS Corpoplast GMBH & Norgren AG [2014] EWHC 14 (Ch)

What the Directories Say

" He is incredibly sharp and insightful. His work is always of high quality and well thought through" "A barrister who is incredibly organised, very good on his feet and gives great strategic advice. "He is just an excellent QC and a real pleasure to work with."
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017
 
"A go-to choice for high-value cases"
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2016
 
"He always gives excellent advice and he's committed to the best for the client" "A very thoughtful litigator"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016
 
"A very good patent litigator with a huge wealth of experience."
Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2015
 
"One of the best for patent litigation-he's always a pleasure to work with, he always does a good job and is popular with clients"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015
 
" A really thoughtful, hard-working team player"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015 
 
"Bears in mind the commercial considerations of importance to the client"
Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2014

"an obvious choice, and a pleasure to work with"
Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2013
 
 
 

 

 

  • What the Directories Say
  • " He is incredibly sharp and insightful. His work is always of high quality and well thought through" "A barrister who is incredibly organised, very good on his feet and gives great strategic advice. "He is just an excellent QC and a real pleasure to work with."
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017
     
    "A go-to choice for high-value cases"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2016
     
    "He always gives excellent advice and he's committed to the best for the client" "A very thoughtful litigator"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016
     
    "A very good patent litigator with a huge wealth of experience."
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2015
     
    "One of the best for patent litigation-he's always a pleasure to work with, he always does a good job and is popular with clients"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015
     
    " A really thoughtful, hard-working team player"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015 
     
    "Bears in mind the commercial considerations of importance to the client"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2014

    "an obvious choice, and a pleasure to work with"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2013