Nicholas Saunders specialises in commercial, EU and intellectual property law.
Before joining Brick Court he practiced for a number of years in a specialist intellectual property set. His intellectual property experience includes major patent disputes such as Nichia v Seoul Semiconductors, Interdigital v Nokia and Nokia v IPCOM, confidential information cases involving departing employees, trade mark infringement cases such as Jacobson v Globe, and numerous copyright and designs cases. He has particular expertise in the relationship between competition law and intellectual property and in cases involving conflict of laws issues.
He has appeared a number of times before the courts in Luxembourg unled and is currently involved for the intervener in a case before the ECJ concerning the counterfeit goods regulation and free movement of goods.
His major commercial cases include HM Revenue & Customs v EDS, a dispute concerning the IT implementation of the tax credits system; O2 Holdings v Fujitsu; and other disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions and company restructuring. He has also been involved in disputes concerning credit default swaps and other financial instruments.