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Mark Heaney

Partner

London

Heaney Mark
Mark Heaney

Partner

London

Mark is known as one of the "go to" patent litigators in the hi-tech sector and is recognised by all major directories as a leading practitioner. He regularly advises on large scale international matters for well-known names in the telecoms, IT and software sectors. Mark is unique in the London IP market with a background and previous career in electronic engineering and a degree in computer science before moving to law, allowing him to talk to clients in their own language.

Mark has been involved in many of the leading cases in the electronics and telecommunications sectors in the UK and much of his work involves cross-border disputes, with litigation often taking place in the UK in parallel with actions in Japan, Germany, the US or the Netherlands.

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Experience highlights

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Academic

BSc in Computer Science, 1991

Recognition

Published work

Mark Heaney, Neville Cordell, Mark Ridgway, Taly Dvorkis (April 2017), First UK High Court judgment in Unwired Planet v Huawei FRAND trial, finds worldwide licence is FRAND, Allen & Overy

Mark Heaney, Mark Ridgway, Taly Dvorkis (November 2016), The UK high court to determine FRAND rates for standard essential patents, Allen & Overy