Ralph Cox, the lead author for this Handbook, has practised as an intellectual property specialist since qualifying in 1994, focusing on patent litigation particularly in the life sciences and biotech sectors. A significant amount of this work has been in the veterinary field, on genetic testing and on controlled drugs. As a result Ralph advises clients on matters such as parallel importation of medicines, counterfeiting, freedom to operate, research exemptions, confidential information, litigation strategies and IP-related contractual disputes as well as conducting litigation itself. He also advises clients on transactional and regulatory matters within the life sciences field and carries out due diligence exercises on product acquisitions and fund raisings.
Ralph is recognised as a leading practitioner for patent litigation, and IP generally, in legal directories such as Chambers UK and Global, Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Intellectual Asset Management’s Patent 1000.