Richard is an expert in intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on resolving complex, high-value disputes.
He has represented clients in a variety of tribunals including the High Court, Court of Appeal, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He has extensive experience of emergency procedures (interim injunctions, including propriety and non-propriety freezing orders) and an in-depth understanding of the relationship between civil and criminal IP enforcement.
Richard's scientific background and experience of a wide range of technologies make him well placed to advise on disputes with strong technical content. In addition to his patent practice, Richard is widely recognised in the fashion and luxury retail sectors, regularly speaking on such issues as anti-counterfeiting, parallel importation and comparative advertising.
Before joining Potter Clarkson in 2016, Richard spent 11 years at a leading national IP practice, having previously trained at a specialist TMT firm in the City.
With impeccable academic credentials in chemistry, Roberts shines in particular at the interface between civil and criminal IP enforcement." IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2021
Richard Roberts is an IP rights all-rounder with a focus on complex trade mark, copyright, design and patent disputes. He has significant litigation experience before the High Court." Chambers UK, 2021
Richard Roberts has a very commercial, pragmatic approach, but also fights our corner well with a view to achieving business aims." Legal 500, 2021