Gordon Harris is the co-head of intellectual property at Gowling WLG. He conducts litigation in all UK and European courts for clients seeking to protect their IP, or those who have been accused of infringing other people’s rights. He is known as a fighter who will explore every avenue to get the right result, including going to the Supreme Court to change over 100 years of patent law in order to ensure the right outcome for a client.

Gordon has conducted ground-breaking cases on designs and brands in the European Court of Justice and contested the validity of patents in the European Patent Office.

Gordon has over 25 years’ experience in IP and is involved in law reform and development through various committees and organisations, all of which allows him to provide decisive commercial advice to clients and to help them to decide the best avenue to take in any given case.

As a qualified mediator accredited by CEDR and the World Intellectual Property Organization, Gordon also pursues alternative dispute resolution both on behalf of clients and as a mediator.