Gary Moss

Partner, Solicitor
London, EIP Europe LLP


Gary’s career as a leading IP lawyer spans more than 30 years and he has acted in large scale UK IP disputes and cross-border IP disputes both in Europe and the United States. He led the case of Kirin-Amgen v Hoechst Marion Roussel, and Research in Motion v Visto Corporation.

As head of EIP Legal, Gary oversees major litigations handled by the firm. In the past few years he has led the teams in Good Technology v AirWatch, Good Technology v Mobile Iron and Unwired Planet v Huawei. The latter case has become the leading case worldwide on the issue of FRAND in the context of Standard Essential Patents in the field of telecommunications.

Gary has consistently been ranked among the top UK patent litigators by the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IAM Patent 1000, and IP Stars directories.

Recent work

  • Acted for Unwired Planet in successful Court of Appeal proceedings against Huawei for standard essential patent and FRAND litigation. (link)
  • Acting for Unwired Planet International Limited in patent and FRAND litigation against Huawei (patents concerning Android, 2G, 3G and LTE technologies).
  • Acting for Teleste Corporation in their defence of actions for infringement of patents relating to cable televisions.
  • Acting for Good Technology Inc. as part of multinational patent litigation in the field of mobile device management.
  • Acting for a major pharmaceutical company in relation to its enforcement of patents.

Published articles

  • 13 August 2014
    Technologr, Apple, Samsung agree to end of non-U.S patent suits (link)
  • 29 May 2014
    The Global Legal Post, Is Rovi fighting a losing battle? (link)
  • 16 March 2014
    JIPLP, HTC v Nokia: In the UK will an injunction be granted following a finding of patent infringment? (link)
  • 4 March 2014
    JIPLP, Assessing damages due under a cross-undertaking in damages - more of an art than a science? (link)
  • 2 March 2014
    Business Reporter (Sunday Telegraph), What leads successful innovation? (link)
  • 2 January 2014
    JIPLP, The Supreme Court in Virgin v Zodiac - wither the fat lady?
  • 3 September 2013
    The IPKat, (link)
  • 29 June 2013
    Spicy IP, The legality of ‘reverse payments’ in the EU (link)
  • May 2013
    The Patent Lawyer, Has the developed world been TRIPsed up? (link)
  • 1 May 2013
    JIPLP, Bard v Gore: to injunct, or not to injunct, what is the question? Is it right to reward an infringer for successfully exploiting a patent?
  • March 2013
    Computing, SMEs must grasp Patent Box opportunity (link)
  • November 2012
    JIPLP, Golden Eye v Telefonica: Media CAT revisited
  • June 2012
    IP Today, The United Kingdom’s Patent Box Regime
  • February 2012
    Accountancy, Boxing clever

Education and qualifications

 

  • 1971 — 1974
    Law Degree, University of Leicester

Career history

  • 2011 — present
    Partner, EIP
  • 2008 — 2011
    Head of IP Litigation Europe, McDermott Will & Emery
  • 2001 — 2004
    Managing Partner, London, Taylor Wessing
  • 1995 — 2000
    Head of IP, Taylor Joynson Garrett
  • 1990 — 2008
    Partner, Taylor Joynson Garrett / Taylor Wessing
  • 1979 — 1990
    Partner, Woodham Smith

Awards and recognition

  • Legal 500, 2018: Gary Moss "boasts tremendous strategic vision and provides utterly sound commercial advice". (link)
  • Ranked as "Patent Star", IP Stars 2018 (link)
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2018. "There are few lawyers in the world who know more about standard-essential patents (SEPs) and the telecoms field than Moss." (link)
  • Chambers & Partners, 2017: Gary has a "good strategic mind" and is a "very tough and organised litigator." (link)
  • Legal 500, 2017: Gary Moss "has ‘fantastic judgement’ and ‘can summarise even the most complex situation concisely’."
  • A "star litigator" in the firm, IP Stars 2017
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2017. “A great admiral for any litigation fleet”, Moss “has a tremendous reputation as a commercially astute strategic thinker with gravitas and heavyweight experience”.
  • Legal 500, 2016. Gary is an "exceptionally skilled litigator".
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2016. Gary has “an excellent understanding of patent litigation in the telecommunications sector”.
  • Ranked in Chambers & Partners 2015, 2016
  • Recommended as leading individual in 'The IAM Patent 1000' in 2013, 2014, 2015. (link)
  • Ranked in IP Stars 2016

Languages spoken

  • French (Basic)

Speaking engagements

  • 28 September 2017
    CIPA Congress 2017, Racing on rough seas: Competition Law and Patents
  • 10 June 2015
    CIPA/IPKat CPD Seminar, Three aspects of information: Current issues in trade secrets, client confidentiality and privilege (link)
  • 12 March 2015
    EIP Seminar, Effective Innovation Planning
  • 23 June 2014
    BIO International Convention, Compulsory licensing in emerging markets
  • July 2013
    High Protection Technology Summit, European Unitary Patent (link)
  • July 2013
    One Nucleus BioWednesday, Managing IP Litigation on a Budget (link)
  • April 2013
    BIO International Convention, Multi-Party and Cross-Border Patent Issues Affecting Biotech Businesses