Catherine Howell

Associate, Solicitor
London, EIP Europe LLP

Catherine is an IP solicitor in EIP Legal. She has experience of proceedings in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as cross-border disputes. She currently focuses on multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. Catherine has also advised clients on trademark and copyright disputes.

In addition, Catherine worked on secondment to a multinational semiconductor company. She spent four months in the commercial law department where she concentrated on giving data protection advice and reviewing licence agreements.

Catherine has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol and an MSc in the Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary, University of London. She has also completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course which she passed with distinction.

Before joining EIP Catherine completed an internship with an expert witness for a high profile German patent infringement case, and also advised on patent protection and copyright infringement issues to creative businesses through the University of the Arts London’s Own-It programme.


  • Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 94 (Pat)
  • Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 711 (Pat)

Recent work

  • Acting for Unwired Planet International Limited in patent and FRAND litigation against Google, Samsung & Huawei (patents concerning Android, 2G, 3G and LTE technologies)

Published articles

  • 31 July 2016
    JIPLP, Pain for Pfizer—claims of pregabalin patent deemed insufficient (link)

Education and qualifications


  • 2014 — 2015
    Legal Practice Course, BPP University
  • 2013 — 2014
    Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University
  • 2012 — 2013
    MSc in Management of Intellectual Property, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2009 — 2012
    BSc Biochemistry, Bristol University

Career history

  • 2017 — present
    Associate, EIP
  • 2015 — 2017
    Trainee Solicitor , EIP

Languages spoken

  • Welsh