Henry Edwards

CALL: 2018
Henry Edwards

Henry joined 8 New Square as a tenant in March 2020 following successful completion of pupillage.

Henry specialises in all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trade marks and brands, copyright and databases and designs.  Henry has worked on several cases involving competition law.

  • Experience

    Patents & SPCs

    Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Assisted Henry Ward on pleadings and preparation of evidence for the technical assessment of the 21 patent families subject to the FRAND trial.

    L’Oreal (UK) Ltd v Liqwd Inc [2019] EWCA Civ 1943. Assisted Mark Chacksfield QC in appeal on claim broadening, obviousness and the Re: L jurisdiction to revise judgment before the order is sealed.

    Eli Lilly & Co. v Genentech Inc. Assisting Mark Chacksfield QC for consequentials hearing on an SPC, following rejection by CJEU of a preliminary reference.

    Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL v Apple Retail UK Ltd. Assisting Mark Chacksfield QC, in preparation for trial of this matter.

    Kwikbolt Ltd. v Airbus Operations Ltd. (Claim No. IP-2018-0000199). Infringement action in relation to patented bolt. Assisted Henry Ward for CMC.

    Communisis Plc. v Tall Group of Companies Ltd. (Claim No. IP-2018-000029). Infringement action on patent teaching a method for providing cryptographic security features in cheques. Assisted Henry Ward on pleadings and issues of infringement by equivalent.

    Freddy SpA v Hugz Clothing Ltd. (Claim No IP-2019-000104). Infringement action on patent teaching a method for constructing figure hugging jeans. Assisted Henry Ward on pleadings.

    Assisting Charlotte May QC on advising on potential pre-action disclosure application for infringement of a medical device patent.

    Assisted Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC in drafting advice on crown use, compulsory licensing and the defence under s.60(5)(b) and (6E) of the Patents Act 1977 on testing, for an infringement dispute in the pharmaceutical sector.

    FRAND & Competition Law

    Henry has assisted on several FRAND cases involving Huawei v ZTE-type abuses of dominance under Art.102 TFEU including assisting on an application for an intervention in the Supreme Court in Unwired Planet.

    Henry has experience of competition law as a pupil at a previous set and assisted in several stand-alone and follow on damages actions for breach of Art.101 TFEU:

    UK Trucks Claim Limited v Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. Applications for an opt-out collective proceedings order under s.47B of the Competition Act for purchasers of trucks, alleged to be subject to an anti-competitive overcharge.

    Allianz Global Investors GmbH v. Barclays Bank PLC. Follow-on damages action in relation to exchange of price-sensitive information between forex traders.

    Daimler AG v MOL (Europe Africa) Ltd. Follow-on damages action in relation to roll-on, roll-off shipping cartel.

    Phones 4U (in administration) Ltd. v Telefonica. Stand-alone damages action relating to events giving rise to the collapse of Phones4U.

    Copyright & Databases

    Henry has assisted as a pupil in drafting advices on:

    • a potential Copyright Tribunal matter (with Daniel Alexander QC and Jaani Riordan);
    • copyright in works of artistic craftsmanship and the effect of the recent Cofemel decision on copyright in design documents (with Tom Moody-Stuart QC);
    • communication to the public (with Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC);
    • scope of the performer’s right to equitable remuneration under s.182D of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (with Nicholas Saunders QC);
    • the fair dealing defence and derogatory treatment under s.80 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (with Charlotte May QC).


    Trade marks & Brands

    C-371/18 Sky Plc. v SkyKick UK Ltd. Assisted Nicholas Saunders QC in preparation of submissions for the UK Comptroller at the Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

    O/768/19 VERA LYNN. Assisted Ashton Chantrielle in preparing submissions for this opposition hearing.

    EUIPO Opposition in relation to the mark ALLOCATE, assisting Ashton Chantrielle.

    Glaxo Wellcome Uk Ltd v Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd. Proceedings in relation to a trade mark registered for the shape of an inhaler, assisting Nicholas Saunders QC.

    Triangle Management Services Limited v Marketforce Business Media Ltd. (Claim No. IP-2019-000194): Infringement proceedings in relation to the mark POST & PARCEL. Assisted Ashton Chantrielle drafting the defence.

    Design Rights

    Next v Aldi Stores. Assisting Ashton Chantrielle in pleadings on this claim for infringement of unregistered UK and Community design rights in a variety of different clothing and accessory items.

    Jojo Maman Bebe v Seraphine. Unregistered UK design rights in maternity wear, assisting Henry Ward.

    Freddy SpA v Hugz Clothing Ltd. Unregistered UK design right claims.

    Trade Secrets & Confidentiality

    Ferro Corp. v Prince International Corp. Confidential information in manufacture of coloured glass frits. Assisted Tom Moody-Stuart QC and Ashton Chantrielle in hearing on requests for further information.

    Jurisdiction & Remedies

    TQ Delta v ZyXel [2019] EWHC 1089 (Pat) and [2019] EWCA Civ 1277: Assisting Nicholas Saunders QC on preparation of skeleton arguments at both first instance and on appeal. Issues of waiver of entitlement to RAND licence, availability of declaratory relief and abuse of process.

    Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd UKSC 2018/0214. Assisted in preparing application to intervene in Supreme Court for Qualcomm (with Nicholas Saunders QC).

    Allergan, Inc. v Aspire Pharma Ltd. Assistance in pleading defence for damages inquiry under cross-undertaking (with Henry Ward).

    Assisting on several pending FRAND cases on issues of jurisdiction (with Mark Chacksfield QC).

    In addition to the above work, Henry has assisted in several commercial and competition cases involving jurisdiction and choice of law issues including:

    Idemia France SAS v Decatur Europe Ltd [2019] EWHC 946 (Comm)


  • Education & Awards
    • Tenant at 8 New Square Intellectual Property Chambers – 2020
    • Pupillage at Brick Court Chambers and 8 New Square Chambers – 2018-2020
    • Bar Professional Training Course – 2018
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, City University – 2017
    • MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, University of London – 2016
    • Lit.Hum (IA) (Classics), Congratulatory First, University of Oxford – 2015
    • Languages – French (proficient in reading), Arabic (intermediate standard reading) and Farsi (basic).

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