Nick is a highly experienced and skilled intellectual property solicitor, with experience in giving expert advice in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Nick has built a significant reputation for managing complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation. He is known for giving clients clear and commercially sound advice, helping them navigate difficult technical disputes to secure favourable outcomes, and ensuring they maximise the value of their IP in their commercial agreements.
Nick also provides IP consultancy for his clients, assisting them to develop IP strategies for their business, and leads teams in conducting complex IP audits and strategic reviews.
Nick advises across the whole range of IP rights including patents, trade marks, designs, confidential information (including privacy and industrial secrets), copyright and geographical indications of origin.
He joined Potter Clarkson in May 2016 and is a founding member of the firm’s litigation and licensing team, which he has helped to establish as a leading force in Europe.
Nick regularly lectures and speaks at international conferences, comments in the media, and has been published in numerous journals on IP matters.
Nick McDonald is a recognised name in IP litigation, representing household names in the pharmaceutical, electronics and food and drink sectors in multijurisdictional patent litigation. Equally knowledgeable in non-contentious IP, he advises on copyright, database rights, electronics patents and the interplay between IP and competition law." The Legal 500 UK Solicitors, 2023