Andrew Hutchinson


Andrew is a patent litigator with a strong focus on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, supported by his technical background having studied Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) at Cambridge. Andrew has represented a number of major pharmaceutical companies in high profile patent and SPC disputes before the UK Intellectual Property Office, Patents Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Justice of the European Union. These have included leading cases in the biotechnology sector involving for antibodies and their therapeutic applications, including their formulation and dosage regimens. Typically, these cases have involved global disputes and Andrew has experience coordinating cross-border actions and issues, in particular in collaboration with Simmons’ European network. Andrew joined Simmons & Simmons in 2010, having trained and qualified at another international law firm in London. Andrew regularly publishes on intellectual property and regulatory law, including as a co-author of the Regulatory chapter in Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences: A Global Guide to Rights and Their Applications


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Year Qualified



Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Bristol University (2008)
GDL and LPC, Nottingham Law School (2004/2005)
MBA, MSci Natural Sciences, Cambridge University (Christ’s College) (2002)


UK Bioindustry Association, Intellectual Property Advisory Committee