David Wilkinson joined Clyde & Co in June 2015 to head the firm's intellectual property practice in the UK. He was previously an IP partner at one of London's pre-eminent intellectual property firms and more recently Head of IP at a leading national firm.

David has handled a wide variety of major IP disputes in sectors as diverse as consumer goods, IT, media, telecommunications and Life Sciences. He is a solicitor advocate and has represented clients as an advocate before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

A significant proportion of David's work is non-contentious, involving issues such as the licensing and assignment of IP rights and related know-how and confidential information.

David is also active in the area of corporate reputation management, where he assists clients in protecting their reputations against risks such as misleading advertising, defamation and adverse press comment.

David is Co-Chair of The Intellectual Property Lawyers' Organisation ('TIPLO'). In 2012 David was named Head of IP in Legal Business's 'Fantasy Law Firm' comprising those lawyers whom Legal Business regards as the best in their field. He has for many years been recommended in all the major legal directories and various other publications as a leading IP practitioner.