Mrs
Rachel
Fetches

Partner & Head of Law

London Office

Telephone. +44(0) 207 776 5111
Mobile. +44(0) 782 790 9139
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Rachel is an IP/Patent Litigation Partner and advises on contentious intellectual property matters for clients across a broad range of sectors including, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, chemicals, food and beverage, aviation, media and telecommunications industries. She has extensive experience of litigating before the UK Patents Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. She has also regularly advised in relation to pan-European IP litigation strategy for both patents and trade marks.

Specialisms

  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy
  • Food science
  • Household products
  • Material science
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceutical technologies
  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Printing technologies
  • Law
  • Agbio
  • Anti infectives
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioprocessing
  • Cell and gene therapy
  • Diagnostics
  • Food technology
  • Gene editing technologies
  • Immunobiology
  • Microbiome
  • Personalised medicine

Industries

  • Creative, media & entertainment icon Creative, media & entertainment
  • Food & drink icon Food & drink
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals

Services

  • Copyright & database rights
  • Due diligence
  • In-house legal support
  • IP litigation
  • Patent term extensions & SPCs
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Strategy
  • Trade marks

Qualifications

Solicitor

England & Wales
Ireland
Republic of Ireland


BSC

Cell Biotechnology (Spec)

MA

Health Care Ethics

OTHER

PgDL/LPC College of Law

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Intellectual Property Law

Recognition

MIP Stars Handbook 2016

“Rachel is an accomplished patent litigator with an excellent pedigree in life sciences” says a peer

IAM Patent 1000

“Rachel Fetches is the woman to go to. Her weighty workload includes substantial matters such as representing Accord Healthcare against Research Technologies a complex case that has involved expert testimony from US federal law and Texas state law experts”

Legal500, London: Intellectual Property - patents (contentious and non-contentious)

HGF Limited’s patent litigators have strength in the life sciences sector, as evidenced by Rachel Fetches’ representation of multinational generic pharmaceuticals companies in patent infringement defence and oppositions.

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Publications

A new dawn for SPCs

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UK Supreme Court invalidates Regeneron's transgenic mouse patents for lack of sufficiency

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SKY Trade Marks applied for to use purely as “Legal Weapon” are held to be invalid

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HGF wins Scottish “Firm of the Year” for Prosecution at the MIP Awards

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The end of the UPC as we know it?

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SkyKick ruling

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Clearing out the clutter – SkyKick may open up trade mark registers Across Europe

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The Vedanta Opposition: A healthy sign of a maturing industry

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Test for obviousness for dosage patents clarified by the Supreme Court

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A new dawn for SPCs

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UK Supreme Court invalidates Regeneron's transgenic mouse patents for lack of sufficiency

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SKY Trade Marks applied for to use purely as “Legal Weapon” are held to be invalid

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The end of the UPC as we know it?

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Skykick ruling

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Test for obviousness for dosage patents clarified by the Supreme Court

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Clearing out the clutter – SkyKick may open up trade mark registers Across Europe

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Conferences: 2021

March 2nd 2021

MIP International Patent Forum

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February 9th 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference

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January 14th 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference 2021

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Conferences: 2020

November 2nd 2020

AIPPI Congress London

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Conferences: 2019

November 26th 2019

IQPC Lifesciences in IP

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November 26th 2019

IQPC Life Science IP 2019 - London

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November 21st 2019

Life Sciences Patent Network

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June 3rd 2019

2019 BIO International Convention - Philadelphia

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March 19th 2019

HGF IP in Healthcare Conference

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March 14th 2019

IP in Healthcare Conference 2019 - London & Manchester

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Conferences: 2018

November 27th 2018

IQPC Life Sciences IP Conference

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IAM Patent 1000 2021

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WIPR Patents Live webinar: Protecting medical devices in Europe—avoiding common pitfalls

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Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars & Firm Rankings 2021

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