David Perkins has over 40 years of experience in intellectual property, and prior to joining JAMS International focused his practice on multijurisdictional patent litigation, related contract disputes, as well as trade mark and antitrust issues. He has handled oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich and references to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. He has also acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitrations involving intellectual property rights.
David Perkins has served in major leadership positions in the intellectual property practice area at international law firms. He was a partner at Clifford Chance from 1975–2003 at which he headed its European and Hong Kong intellectual property litigation practice, and subsequently at Milbank Tweed’s London office 2003–2009 and Arnold & Porter’s London office 2010-2013. He is the author of many publications, articles, and conference papers on various aspects of intellectual property law disputes and is a frequent participant at international intellectual property conferences. He was a member of the UK Government’s Intellectual Property Advisory Committee. He was a Council Member of the Intellectual Property Institute (IPI) and before it the Common Law Institute of Intellectual Property (CLIP); a founding member of The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organizations (TIPLO); an Executive Committee Member of UNION-IP and a member of the Advisory Board of the Munich IPDR (Intellectual Property Dispute) Forum.
He has served as a WIPO Mediator and Arbitrator since 1999 and an instructor at the WIPO Annual Arbitration Workshop since 2002. He also served as an Arbitration panellist with the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) and the HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre); and the SCC (the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce). He is a Panel member of the AAA/ICDR (American Arbitration Association/International Center for Dispute Resolution); SIAC ( Singapore International Arbitration Centre) including its IP Panel; SIMI (Singapore International Mediation Institute); the AIAC (Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur); MCN ( The Mediation & Conciliation Network Dispute Resolution Experts Panel, India); ACIMA (Arbitration Centre at the Institute of Modern Arbitration in Russia); the InHouseCommunity, Hong Kong; the IP Panel of SCIA (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration); PIAC (Pacific International Arbitration Centre); and the NAA (National Arbitration Association). He has also chaired an ICC Dispute Resolution Board and served as a sole arbitrator for the IFTA (Independent Film & Television Alliance, Los Angeles). He is a member of the CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators).