Imogen Ireland

Imogen Ireland

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Imogen Ireland works predominantly on multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. She has acted for clients in diverse industries, covering a range of technologies including ventricular assist devices, small molecule pharmaceuticals and industrial catalysts. Imogen has also established and coordinated EU-wide patent enforcement proceedings under the Customs Regulation. On the non-contentious side, she has advised on a range of patent portfolio and SPC issues.

Imogen's practice involves working with international clients and coordinating legal teams from different jurisdictions. She complements this experience with an international backdrop, having studied at the Beijing University of Languages and Culture and worked in our New York office. Imogen's experience includes proceedings in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court, the High Court (Patents Court) and European Patent Office.

Imogen graduated from the University of Cambridge. Following qualification as a lawyer, she completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice at the University of Oxford with a Distinction.

Education and admissions


M.A. (Hons), University of Cambridge


AIPPI, The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

IPSoc Society for junior IP practitioners

Representative experience

Acting for HTC Corporation in UK patent infringement and revocation proceedings against Nokia, including coordination with parallel patent actions across Europe.

Acting for Thoratec in multijurisdictional patent litigation against AIS in relation to ventricular assist devices.

Acting for Anan Kasei in patent infringement and revocation proceedings against Molycorp, including coordination with parallel patent actions across Europe.

Acting for a global telecommunications company in UK litigation concerning standard essential patents, including coordination with European, ITC and EPO proceedings.

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