David Por is a partner in Allen & Overy’s intellectual property and litigation team. David is an experienced litigator specialised in all areas of intellectual property. His practice concentrates primarily on complex and cross-border intellectual property disputes, with a particular focus on patent cases, in which he also advises on validity and freedom-to-operate issues. David has notably represented leading actors in the patent wars in the telecommunications sector, as well as numerous pharmaceutical companies in proceedings against generics.

David has become a specialist in the interplay between intellectual property and competition law, notably in the field of standardised technologies.

His expertise extends to complex litigation, including unfair-competition and private-enforcement matters.

David recently authored the sections of the training manual for UPC judges on the patentability of pharmaceutical and biotechnological inventions and on Articles 123(2) and 123(3) EPC. He has also become a specialist in the interplay between intellectual property and competition law.