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Laura Kathryn Thompson

Senior PSL


Laura Kathryn Thompson

Senior PSL


Laura is a Senior Professional Support Lawyer in the International IP group, and focuses on patent litigation. Laura has spent many years at major IP firms litigating patent disputes, usually involving co-ordination in multi-national proceedings, particularly in the USA, Europe and Far East, and in a range of industries including high-tech/ICT, life sciences, and mechanical engineering. Laura is involved in providing client-facing and internal training and writes for various publications and client updates, as well as being a sounding board and advising other lawyers in the team. After spending around 12 years conducting patent litigation, she moved to a global publishing company, writing and editing patent and life sciences law and news materials online and in print, and worked on various other product developments within the business while being involved in customer visits and maintaining commissioned author relationships. She joined Allen & Overy in 2016.

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Publications: 01 January 2018

UK Threats: Worldwide Consequences?

The law on unjustified threats of Intellectual Property infringement has been overhauled in the UK by the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the “Act”) which came into force on 1…

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Admitted as a Solicitor, England and Wales, 2001


Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Bristol University, 2002-2003

Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC), College of Law, 1998-1999

MA Law, Cambridge University, 1995-1998