Specialist IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP has announced the promotion of Siddharth Kusumakar to its partnership, increasing the total number of partners at the firm to ten.
Since joining Powell Gilbert in 2012, Kusumakar has advised clients across a variety of technologies, with a focus on multi-jurisdictional patent litigation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices fields. He has represented clients in some of the most high-profile cases to come before the UK patents court in recent years, most notably in Warner Lambert v Actavis in the Supreme Court. He also has significant experience in the coordination of patent litigation strategies across Europe and North America. Kusumakar’s academic and research background in immunology enables him to advise clients on the complex disputes arising from emerging technologies in the life sciences sector.
Dr Penny Gilbert, partner at Powell Gilbert LLP, commented:'Sidd’s appointment to the partnership is well-deserved. He is an outstanding litigator and a first rate client adviser, with a wealth of experience and invaluable technical expertise. Sidd is also a trusted colleague and we are very pleased to welcome him into the partnership. We look forward to his continuing contribution to the future success of the firm.'
Kusumakar added: 'I’m delighted to be joining the firm’s partnership and look forward to continuing our high-quality work to ensure we provide the best service possible for our clients.'