Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC

CALL: 2004 | SILK: 2014
Andrew Lykiardopoulos Q.C. is a leading silk specialising in IP described as “an excellent QC and a real pleasure to work with”.

Andrew has been involved in some of the leading recent IP cases including Unwired Planet v Huawei (FRAND), the Abbvie litigation (Arrow declarations), Idenix v. Gilead (priority), Assos v ASOS (own name defence), NLA v Meltwater (copyright) and Servier v Apotex (Illegality defence)Legal 500 called him a “go-to choice for high value cases”.  Andrew also regularly appears at the EPO.

  • Experience

    Patents & SPCs

    • Unwired Planet v Huawei [2017] EWHC 2988: The first contested FRAND trial in the UK.
    • Idenix v Gilead [2016] EWCA Civ 1089: Patent priority and the law of plausibility and sufficiency.
    • Sanofi v Actavis (C-443/12): SPC covering irbesartan and hydrochlorthiazide.
    • AstraZeneca v Krka [2014] EWHC 84 & [2015] EWCA Civ 484: Damages on a cross-undertaking. One of the highest ever damages awards on a cross-undertaking in the UK patent field.
    • SEB v Jarden [2014] EWCA Civ 1629Patent construction in light of claim numerals.

    Copyright & Databases

    • NLA v Meltwater [2013] UKSC 18Supreme Court judgment on the application of the temporary copying exemption as applied to the internet.

    Trade marks & Brands

    • Grazing v Graze (0/075/16): Trade mark opposition concerning the mark GRAZE.
    • Assos v ASOS [2015] EWCA 220: Application of the own name defence for online retailer ASOS.
    • Whirlpool v Kenwood [2009]EWCA Civ 753: Shape marks concerning the shape mark for the KITCHEN-AID mixer and the K-MIX mixer.

    Design Rights

    • Conair v Philips: Unregistered design right and patent case concerning hair curling devices.
    • Rolawn v Turfmech [2008] EWHC 989 (Pat):  Registered and unregistered design concerning large area mowers.

    IT & Telecoms Disputes

    • Unwired Planet v Huawei [2017] EWHC 2988 (Pat): UK’s first FRAND trial.
    • SSH v Sony Mobile Communications [2016] EWHC 2584: Patent case concerning Sony’s Xperia phones
    • HTC v Apple [2012] EWHC 1789: Patent case concerning Apple’s patent protection for the “swipe to unlock” feature and “photo bounce back”.
  • Education & awards
    • First Class Honours, Bristol 1990.
    • Attended Law School 1990-1992
    • Qualified as a solicitor 1994
    • IP Partner at Bristows 2000-2004
    • Called to the bar (Middle Temple) 2004
    • Queen’s Counsel 2014
  • Professional memberships
    • AIPPI
    • IPLA
    • CBA
    • Member of Middle Temple

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