Leading IP firm continues to expand its team with the addition of Daniel Down

LONDON – Specialist IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP today announces that it has added to its market-leading team with the appointment of Daniel Down as associate.

The hire, which follows the arrival of three associates in September, marks Powell Gilbert’s continued commitment to recruiting outstanding IP litigators to provide clients with a best-of-class service amid rising awareness of the importance of maximizing IP assets.

Daniel joins Powell Gilbert from Gowling WLG, where he trained and qualified. He has experience across a broad range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with a particular focus on patent litigation across the life sciences, medical device and technology sectors.


Dr Penny Gilbert, Partner at Powell Gilbert LLP, commented: “Daniel’s hire further bolsters our stellar team and his patent litigation and wider IP knowledge make him a strong fit for Powell Gilbert. We’re very pleased to welcome Daniel to the firm and look forward to working with him.”




About Powell Gilbert LLP  is 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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