Nicholas Fischer

Supervising Associate


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General Experience

Nick has experience working on a range of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation and regulatory issues (including supplementary protection certificates) in the life sciences sector.

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Recent Work
  • assisting Boston Scientific in UK patent litigation with Edwards Lifesciences relating to aortic value replacement devices, including coordinating with national and EPO proceedings as part of a substantial global dispute
  • assisting Merck in patent revocation and infringement proceedings relating to anti-PD-1 antibodies for the treatment of cancer
  • assisting Eli Lilly in patent proceedings relating to a medical device used for the administration of insulin
  • assisting a global pharmaceutical company in patent revocation proceedings relating to an Alzheimer’s treatment
  • providing pro bono intellectual property advice to charities and organisations including Global Witness and RedR UK.
Nick read cell biology at Durham University and graduated in 2010 with first class honours, going on to complete a Master's degree in plant cell biology in 2011. Nick joined Simmons & Simmons as a trainee solicitor in March 2014 and qualified into the Intellectual Property team in March 2016.

As a trainee, Nick sat with the Intellectual Property team and undertook a six-month secondment to a major pharmaceutical company in London. Nick also completed seats with the Banking and Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) teams. Nick also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from Oxford University in 2017.