Trevor Cook is an English solicitor with 40 years’ experience in intellectual property, and notably global patent litigation, who has acted in many of the leading patent infringement cases before the English courts, and also in several leading European cases regarding data exclusivity.
In 2014 Mr Cook joined WilmerHale in New York from Bird & Bird LLP in London, where he had been a partner since 1981. He chairs the British Copyright Council and was for several years president of the UK group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He is on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) list of arbitrators.
In addition to numerous articles and book chapters Mr Cook has authored the following books: A User’s Guide to Patents (Butterworths 2002; Tottel 2007; Bloomsbury 2011, 2016); Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and the Law (Macmillan 1991; LexisNexis Butterworths 2009, 2016); EU Intellectual Property Law (Oxford 2010), A European Perspective as to the Extent to Which Experimental Use, and Certain Other, Defences to Patent Infringement, Apply to Differing Types of Research (Intellectual Property Institute 2006) and The Protection of Regulatory Data in the Pharmaceutical and Other Sectors (Sweet & Maxwell 2000). He is a co-author of Practical Intellectual Property Precedents (Sweet & Maxwell 1998 to date); and International Intellectual Property Arbitration (Kluwer 2010). He is one of the general editors of The Modern Law of Patents (LexisNexis Butterworths 2005, 2009, 2014) and is editor of Sterling on World Copyright Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2015) and of Trade Secret Protection – A Global Guide (Globe Law & Business 2016). He contributes to the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents European Patents Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell), to the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Guide to the Patents Act 1977 (Sweet & Maxwell) and to Vaughan & Robertson’s Law of the European Union (Oxford University Press 2010).