Law firm adds Jennifer O’Kane to its growing team

LONDON – Top-ranked IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP today announces that it has bolstered its team with the appointment of Jennifer O’Kane as an associate.

Jennifer’s arrival makes her the fifth addition to the specialist IP firm in the past six months and follows on from that of fellow associate Daniel Down in January, further enhancing Powell Gilbert’s team of first-rate IP litigators.

She joins Powell Gilbert from Simmons & Simmons, where she trained and qualified as a lawyer. Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences and has experience across a range of contentious IP matters, most notably in the life sciences, telecommunications, and energy industries.

Dr Penny Gilbert, Partner at Powell Gilbert LLP, commented:

“We have seen demand for IP expertise grow significantly over the past year, as businesses boost growth through innovation and seek to extract value from their IP assets. We’re delighted to announce the further expansion of our team to help meet this demand and warmly welcome Jennifer to the firm.”

Powell Gilbert LLP

One of the UK’s leading law firms specializing in intellectual property (IP) litigation, including patents, trademarks, design rights, copyright and confidential information. It advises a wide variety of household brands on major UK and international IP-related issues across a range of sectors including FMCG, mobile and telecommunication as well as in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology.

The firm and its lawyers are frequently recognized among the world’s top legal advisers in IP, including featuring in The Times top 3 law firms in IP Law; receiving the IAM Global IP Awards UK Patent Law Firm of the Year in 2019 and 2020 and Managing IP’s UK Patent (Contentious) Firm of the Year Award in 2018 and 2019.  The firm features in the top tier for patent litigation in the leading directories, including Chambers & Partners, the Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000 and in the JUVE- patent rankings.

Powell Gilbert supports and encourages diversity. It has won the best firm in the UK (national firm) award at the European Women in Business Law Awards on several occasions including in 2019, and its women feature in the MIP IP Stars Top 250 Women in IP and WIPR’s Influential Women in IP.  Members of the firm regularly participate in ChIPs and IP Inclusive events.


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