Olivia Henry

Olivia qualified into the IP Litigation department in 2016, having joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in 2014.

Olivia primarily advises on patent matters and has experience of patent proceedings before the High Court and Court of Appeal. Building on her background in biochemistry, Olivia has worked on a range of matters in the life sciences sector including patent infringement and invalidity proceedings relating to pharmaceutical products and, most recently, issues surrounding Supplementary Protection Certificates. Olivia also has experience of working in the technology sector including patent infringement and invalidity proceedings relating to telecommunication patents.

During her training at the firm, Olivia gained experience in a number of other practice areas including Employment, Regulatory and Corporate. Olivia also spent three months on secondment to the legal department of a global computer games company, working on general commercial and intellectual property matters.

Contributed to


Standard essential patents and FRAND licensing
Practice notes

This Practice Note addresses the role played by standard essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing in patent litigation before the Courts of England and Wales (the English Courts). In particular, this Practice Note considers the legal landscape following the UK Supreme Court decision handed down on 26 August 2020 in the conjoined Unwired Planet and Conversant appeals and the practical implications of this decision.

Practice areas


  • Contributing Author


  • MBiochem Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Oxford
  • GDL and LPC, BPP Law School
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford

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