Tom Moody-Stuart QC

CALL: 1995 | SILK: 2016
Approachable and extremely effective advocate with a practice spanning all areas of IP, IT and media and entertainment.

With a strong scientific background and experience in biotechnology and vaccine patents combined with a significant practice in all other areas of IP with particular emphasis on  trade mark and comparative advertising disputes and misuse of trade secrets, Tom has appeared before the CJEU, General Court and UK Supreme Court, the EPO and Irish High Court.

  • Experience

    Patents & SPCs

    • Parainen Pearl v KGJS [2018] EWHC 2628 (Pat): claim for a declaration of non-infringement of a patent for a pneumatic cement discharge system.
    • L’Oréal v RN Ventures [2018] EWHC 173 (Pat): patent infringement and registered design claim with central issue of claim construction.
    • Teva v Boehringer Ingelheim (Ireland) (Tiotropium): patent revocation case relating to inhaler devices.
    • Gilead v Idenix (Sofosbuvir) [2014] EWHC 3919 & [2016] EWCA 1089: patent validity and infringement claims in relation to hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir.
    • Celltrion v Biogen (Rituximab) [2016] EWHC 188 (Pat): first application to have trials listed as close as possible to 12 month anniversary of the action being commenced in line with the Practice Statement issued by the Patents Court in December 2015.
    • Actavis v Novartis (Rivastigmine) [2015] EWHC 1068 (Pat): patent infringement and validity claim regarding a transdermal patch for rivastigmine, a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

    Copyright & Databases

    • Take Two v BBC: copyright claim in Grand Theft Auto BioPic.
    • Richard Bey v Warner Bros [2017] EWHC 1683 (Ch): copyright claim in relation to the Matrix trilogy.
    • Style v Factset [2013] EWHC 4029 (Pat): complex database matter in relation to financial analysis software.
    • Noemalife v Infinitt [2013] EWHC 2376 (TCC): software licensing case.

    Trade marks & Brands

    Design Rights

    • L’Oreal v RN Ventures [2018] EWHC 173 (Pat): community registered designs in relation to electronic facial skin care designs.
    • PulseOn v Garmin: action for infringement of unregistered design rights and two

    Trade Secrets & Confidentiality

    • Heraeus v Biomet: ongoing dispute over trade secrets relating to formulations of bone cements.
    • Vestergaard Frandsen v Bestnet [2009] EWHC 657;[2013] UKSC 31; [2014] EWHC 3159 (Ch): confidential information relating to insecticidal polyethylene mosquito nets.

    Media, Sport & Entertainment

    • Take Two v BBC: copyright claim in Grand Theft Auto BioPic.
    • Richard Bey v Warner Bros  [2017] EWHC 1683 (Ch): copyright claim in relation to the Matrix trilogy
  • Education & awards
    • Gonville & Caius College Cambridge
    • Double First, Natural Sciences Tripos (Biological), Part II Genetics.
    • Queen Mother’s Fund Scholarship, Middle Temple
  • Professional memberships
    • Chancery Bar Association (ChBA)
    • IP Bar Association (IPBA)
    • The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO)
  • Other relevant information
    • Trustee of The Reading Agency (national reading and literacy charity)
  • Hobbies & interests
    • Sailing
    • science fiction

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