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  Nicola Dagg



Nicola is global head of Allen & Overy's Intellectual Property practice. Whilst a significant proportion of her work involves the enforcement and licensing of patents, she has also acted on numerous disputes involving trade marks, copyright, designs and breach of confidence. In particular, she has experience in dealing with the legal and commercial aspects of matters with a high scientific and technological content.

Nicola previously served as the Deputy Reporter General of AIPPI International. She is ranked as a leading IP partner in Chambers UK, Legal 500 and IAM Patent 1000. Nicola has also been selected as one of the 10 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in Europe by Who's Who Legal: Patents 2016 and was named as one of the “Top 50 women lawyers in London” in the 2015 Super Lawyers list.

Nicola Dagg is one of the best life sciences patent litigators in the country.  Sources say:  "She is a very sharp opponent and a sophisticated litigator."  Chambers UK 2017.

Nicola leads the team that was shortlisted for 'UK Patent contentious firm of the year' at Managing IP's Global Awards 2016.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Solicitor Advocate, Higher Courts Civil Proceedings

Academic qualifications

MA, Natural Sciences, Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Diploma, Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol

Published work

Dagg, N. (2014) UK chapter in "Copyright litigation - Jurisdictional comparisons 2nd edition", Thomson Reuters

Dagg, N. (2013) "Second medical use", The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers

Dagg, N. (2010) UK chapter in "Copyright Litigation – Jurisdictional comparisons”, Thomson Reuters 

Dagg, N. (2008) “The quagmire of European patent litigation – is Mediation the solution?”, CIPA Journal

Dagg, N. (2007) “Patents realities for standard heavy industries”, Patent World

Dagg, N. (2007) “What an IP Lawyer needs to know about Competition Law”, IP Leaders Forum

Dagg, N. (2007) “An obvious goal – Generics v Lundbeck in context”, Pharmaceutical Law Insight

Dagg, N. (2007) “Why banks need an IP Risk Radar”, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Dagg, N. (2007) “A review of obviousness in the US and UK with Bryan Diner of Finnegan Henderson” Patent World

Dagg, N. (2007) “Managing IP risks in financial institutions” Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

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