Rita Nissim

Associate, Solicitor
London

Rita is a solicitor in EIP's Litigation Team and joined EIP after training at a specialist IP & technology firm.

During her training, Rita worked on a range of transactional matters, such as IP licensing arrangements and research collaboration agreements. She was also seconded to EIP for four months, primarily working on patent disputes covering mobile telephony standards and also carrying out work for a client in the pharmaceutical sector.

Prior to starting her training, Rita was a Technology Licensing Executive at Imperial Innovations, the technology transfer office of Imperial College London.

Rita holds an M.Chem. and a D.Phil. in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, both from the University of Oxford. As a researcher, she developed novel sensors with medical and environmental safety applications and produced seven first-author articles that were published in international journals.

Rita has completed the Legal Practice Course and the Graduate Diploma in Law, both of which she passed with Distinction.

Experience

  • Conversant Wireless Licensing v Apple: Acted for Conversant in its enforcement action against Apple that related to two of Conversant’s implementation patents (covering display navigation and Bluetooth). The matter settled prior to the second technical trial.
  • Optis Cellular Technology v Apple: Part of the UK team that acted for Optis in relation to the trial that found that no estoppel defence arose out “late” declarations of standard essential patents (Optis Cellular Technology v Apple [2021] EWHC 1739 (Pat))

Education and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales, 2021

  • 2020 — 2021
    Legal Practice Course, University of Law
  • 2018 — 2020
    Graduate Diploma in Law (part-time), BPP Law School
  • 2012 — 2016
    D.Phil. in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, St. John's College, University of Oxford
  • 2008 — 2012
    M.Chem . (Master of Chemistry), University College, University of Oxford

Career history

  • 2022 — present
    Associate, EIP
  • 2019 — 2021
    Trainee Solicitor, Anderson Law LLP
  • 2018 — 2019
    Technology Licensing Executive , Imperial Innovations & Imperial College London
  • 2017 — 2018
    Patent & Licence Management Associate, Imperial Innovations
  • 2017
    Intellectual Property Associate, Imperial Innovations

Awards and recognition

  • Law First LPC Scholarship from the University of Law, 2020-2021

Languages spoken

  • Greek (Native)
  • French (Basic)