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Tom Edwards

Senior Associate


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Tom Edwards

Senior Associate


Tom is an associate in the IP litigation team. He has worked on a range of contentious IP issues, with a particular focus on life sciences patent litigation. Since qualifying Tom has gained considerable experience on highly technical multi-jurisdictional life sciences patent cases, using his science background to understand complex subject matter.


Tom has a Masters in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, which included a four month research project in molecular cell biology at the University of Princeton.

Rising Star 
Managing IP: IP Stars UK 2019

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News: 15 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises OEP’s Spanish portfolio company VASS on its merger with German IT consulting firm Ecenta AG

Allen & Overy has advised VASS Consultoría de Sistemas S.L., the Madrid-based portfolio company of US private equity investor One Equity Partners (OEP) which specialises in Customer Experience…

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Publications: 14 OCTOBER 2021

Optis v Apple [2021] EWHC 2564 (Pat): Apple found to be an “unwilling licensee”

The “unwilling licensee” issue has been a vexed one, with uncertainty as to whether such a concept exists, its relevance, and what an implementer must do to avoid becoming one. As for the concept of…

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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

Hong Kong's personal data law given new teeth - what they mean for businesses

The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (the Ordinance) came into effect on 8 October 2021.

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Publications: 11 OCTOBER 2021

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Investigations, now a fact of business life, matter and need to be run wisely. Adhering to data privacy laws is a key component of this, especially for international matters.  

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2014


Legal Practice Course, 2012

Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, 2010-2011

BSc, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Oxford, 2006-2010