Lorna is an experienced intellectual property litigator specialising in patents, designs and software copyright matters for high technology clients around the world
Lorna is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice of our London office.
Lorna has more than 18 years’ experience in the enforcement and defence of intellectual property rights through mediation, arbitration and litigation in the English High Court and Patents County Court, across a range of industries. She has also acted in proceedings before the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office, and has managed parallel litigation across multiple European jurisdictions and the USA. She has acted for some of the world’s leading companies including BP Chemicals, Ineos, Oxford Gene Technology, Celltrion, Fujitsu, Ericsson, Intel, Reckitt-Benckiser and Oakley. Her practice also covers transactional aspects of intellectual property and the due diligence required for major investments in high technology companies.
After acquiring a BSc in geophysics from Edinburgh University, Lorna spent some time in research at the University of Cambridge before changing to a career in law. She joined Bird & Bird on qualifying as a solicitor in 1994, and became a partner in 2001. She is listed as a leading lawyer in the International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers 2009-12.
She is a regular speaker at both industry and legal conferences, and has written and contributed to a number of books including Intellectual Property Law Handbook (2008), Electronic Signature Law and Regulation (second edition 2008), The Copyright Directive: UK implementation (Co-author, with Trevor Cook; 2004) and Nanotechnology law: best practices (2012).