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Rebecca Baines

Rouse Legal

London, GBR

Rebecca Baines is based in Rouse’s London office and has worked on a range of multi-jurisdictional disputes involving all forms of intellectual property right. Rebecca primarily advises clients in the biotechnology and life sciences field in cross-border patent disputes.
Rebecca has contentious experience in the UK High Court, the European Patent Office and the UK Court of Appeal and has also been involved in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Rebecca also has expertise in formulating and co-ordinating global enforcement programmes for a number of market leading rights holders, working in particular, with clients in the telecommunications industry. Rebecca has spent time working in Rouse’s Dubai office and has also been seconded to several major rights holders to assist on a wide range of commercial IP and global enforcement issues.

Rebecca read law at the University of East Anglia and Keble College, Oxford. Prior to joining Rouse in 2005, Rebecca trained, and practised as a qualified Solicitor, at a magic circle law firm.
Reported cases include:

  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA v Novartis AG [2010] EWHC 1806 (Pat)(Meningococcal conjugate vaccines)
  • Unilin Beheer BV v Berry Floor NV & B&Q plc and ors [2007] EWCA Civ 364 (Patent for laminated floorboards)
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA v Sanofi Pasteur SA [2006] EWHC 2333 (Pat)(Streptococcus conjugate vaccines)
  • Reed Executive plc and anor v Reed Business Information Ltd and ors [2004] EWCA Civ 159 (Trade mark use in metatags)

Professional Qualifications

 LLB (Hons 1), University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
 BCL, University of Oxford (Keble College), United Kingdom 
 Diploma in Intellectual Law and Practice, Bristol University, United Kingdom (Distinction) 
 Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales, United Kingdom


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