Raina Hayles | London | Hogan Lovells

Raina Hayles

Associate Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology




Raina Hayles
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Raina Hayles’ practice is predominantly concerned with multi-jurisdictional patent litigation across the technology, telecommunications and life sciences sectors. Her focus is mainly advising clients on assertion of patents and defence against infringement claims. Raina has previously worked with international clients and experts on long-running disputes relating to blockbuster drug patents and standard essential patents.

In the pharmaceutical sector, Raina works on multi-jurisdictional invalidity and infringement proceedings. In the telecoms sector, Raina advises on and assists in coordinating cross-border patent disputes (including in relation to disputes over the appropriate royalties and terms for licenses of standards essential patents (SEPs)), and issues relating to SEPs and non-essential patents.

Raina has also been involved in a number of pro bono projects including human trafficking claims and coroners’ inquests.

Raina graduated from the University of Bristol with First-Class Honours and was awarded the prize for best overall performance in EU law subjects. She was a finalist for the City of London Solicitor’s Company Prize in 2021 and has gone on to mentor a number of students through the University of Oxford Women in Business scheme.

Representative experience

Acting for BMS in defending the compound patent on its apixaban blockbuster.

Acting for HTC in a long-running patent litigation battle against IPCom for infringement of its ‘100a’ patent, securing an important victory which reduced the value of IPCom’s damages claim.

Acting for OPPO in technical trials relating to standard essential patents and FRAND determination proceedings.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford, 2022
  • Legal Practice Course (Distinction), BPP University Law School, 2019
  • LLB (Law): First Class Honours, University of Bristol, 2018
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