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Trevor Cook, the UK’s Leading IP Litigator, Joins WilmerHale

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cook enhances the firm’s global patent litigation capabilities

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Trevor Cook is expected to join the firm as a partner as of January 1, 2014 in its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in New York. Mr. Cook will concentrate his practice on intellectual property litigation internationally. He brings 35 years of experience in global patent litigation, particularly in Europe and Asia.

“I have found a new home in WilmerHale, which is regarded in Europe as a preeminent force in the U.S. IP litigation market,” said Mr. Cook. “I very much look forward to being a part of this group of talented professionals and helping to extend the firm’s presence in Europe and Asia.”

“Trevor is a highly-regarded practitioner who is uniquely positioned to strengthen our IP Litigation Practice Group as we look to expand that practice outside of the United States,” said Susan Murley, WilmerHale’s co-managing partner.

Mr. Cook joins WilmerHale from Bird & Bird LLP in London, where he was a partner in the Intellectual Property Group and co-head of the International Life Sciences Sector Group. He was for several years president of the UK Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), is Chairman of the British Copyright Council, and is on the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) List of Arbitrators. In 2012, for the seventh consecutive year, Mr. Cook received the “Patent Lawyer of the Year” recognition from Who’s Who Legal. He is the only practitioner to earn the “star individual” ranking in the UK-wide Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation category in Chambers UK 2013 and was included among the top 20 lawyers overall and as the top-rated IP lawyer in The Chambers UK 100.

“Mr. Cook’s extraordinary skill and experience will be invaluable to our clients as intellectual property litigation increasingly takes on global dimensions,” noted Mark Selwyn, co-chair of WilmerHale’s IP Litigation Practice Group.

Mr. Cook is a prolific author, having written numerous articles and books during his career. His most recent include, A Users’ Guide to Patents (3rd edition - Bloomsbury 2011), International Intellectual Property Arbitration (Wolters Kluwer 2010), and EU Intellectual Property Law (Oxford University Press 2010). Mr. Cook earned his degree in chemistry from Southampton University and joined Bird & Bird in 1974.

The firm’s IP Litigation Practice Group features a premier litigation team backed by the academic and industry experience of more than 140 lawyers and technology specialists with scientific or technical degrees. The firm’s practice is ranked in Band 1 of the Nationwide IP table in Chambers USA 2013, and named an Intellectual Property Litigation Group of the Year finalist by The American Lawyer in 2012. WilmerHale’s lawyers have tried major cases in federal district courts from coast to coast, the US International Trade Commission and Germany, and they regularly represent clients in patent appeals before the United States Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit.

About Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of its clients. The law firm’s leading Intellectual Property, Litigation/Controversy, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Securities, and Corporate and Transactional Departments participate in some of the highest-profile legal and policy matters. With a staunch commitment to public service, the firm is renowned as a leader in pro bono representation. WilmerHale is 1,000 lawyers strong with 14 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit

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