David Perkins has over 40 years’ experience in intellectual property, with his practice focusing on multi-jurisdictional patent litigation, as well as trademark and antitrust issues. He has handled oppositions and appeals before the European Patent office in Munich and references to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. He has also acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitrations involving intellectual property rights.
He has served in major leadership positions in the intellectual property practice area at international law firms. He was a partner at Clifford Chance from 1975–2003 in which he headed its European intellectual property litigation practice and subsequently at Milbank Tweed’s London office from 2003–2009.
David is the author of many publications, articles, and conference papers on various aspects of intellectual property law disputes and is a frequent participant at international intellectual property conferences. He was a member of the UK Government’s Intellectual Property Advisory Committee. He is a Council Member of the Intellectual Property Institute; a founding member of the Intellectual Property Lawyers Organizations; a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) arbitrator; and a member of all major intellectual property associations. He is also an instructor for WIPO’s annual Arbitration Workshop.