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Yohan Liyanage, Intellectual Property Partner, Linklaters

Yohan Liyanage

Intellectual Property Partner at Linklaters

London, United Kingdom

About Me

Yohan advises on all aspects of intellectual property (IP) law, both on IP-related disputes, including cross-border patent litigation, and IP-driven transactions, including M&A, initial public offerings and IP licensing arrangements. He has particular experience in the pharmaceutical, bioscience and technology sectors.

Work highlights

Yohan experience includes advising:

IP disputes

  • Johnson & Johnson on a UK patent litigation dispute relating to a monoclonal antibody product for the treatment Alzheimer’s disease
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals on a UK patent litigation dispute relating to a biotechnology product, including coordinating parallel disputes in Germany, Sweden and the US
  • Nokia on UK patent revocation claims against IPCom relating to telecommunications patents

Transactional IP

  • Siemens on the technology licensing arrangements of its £1bn acquisition of the industrial gas turbines business of Rolls-Royce
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals on the IP aspects of the disposal of its respiratory drugs business to AstraZeneca
  • J.P. Morgan and UBS on the initial public offering of the Swiss biotechnology company Molecular Partners

Yohan Liyanage's Passles

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