WilmerHale today announced that Anthony Trenton has joined the firm as a partner in its London office. Mr. Trenton is a highly regarded intellectual property litigator in the United Kingdom, who will continue the firm's expansion of its intellectual property litigation practice in Europe.
WilmerHale Co-Managing Partner Susan Murley noted, "Anthony is an important and strategic addition to our global IP litigation practice. As patent litigation is becoming increasingly international in scope, his experience will further strengthen our ability to manage the global matters that our clients are facing."
"WilmerHale is the preeminent IP litigation practice in the United States. It is in a unique position to provide to clients its renowned unsurpassed service in the key jurisdictions around the world," said Mr. Trenton. "Following on from Trevor Cook joining the firm earlier this year to help extend the firm's presence in Europe and Asia, I am delighted to be part of the continuing expansion and to join this outstanding practice."
Mr. Trenton has most recently been a partner at a global law firm based in London. He has extensive intellectual property litigation experience, acting on matters relating to patents, trademarks and domain names, copyright, registered designs and design right, and breach of confidence. Mr. Trenton's practice has reached the highest level in the United Kingdom, having run a two-week appeal in the House of Lords and an appeal in the UK Supreme Court. He is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Civil Courts) and has exercised his advocacy rights in the High Court.
Noted by clients for his strategy and advice, Chambers UK has recognized Mr. Trenton among the leading lawyers for intellectual property litigation in the United Kingdom. He has also been recognized by Legal 500, Legal Experts and Super Lawyers for his experience in the field.
"Anthony is a terrific addition to our practice," said Mark Selwyn, co-chair of WilmerHale's IP Litigation Group. "Not only does he bring substantial UK intellectual property litigation experience, but he is knowledgeable in litigating matters with a global dimension. He is the right fit for our practice and our clients as we continue to expand our international capabilities in the patent litigation realm."
The firm's IP Litigation Group features a premier litigation team backed by the academic and industry experience of more than 140 lawyers and technology specialists with scientific or technical degrees. WilmerHale's lawyers have tried major cases in US federal district courts from coast to coast, the US International Trade Commission, Germany and now the UK. The firm's lawyers also regularly represent clients in patent appeals before the US Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit. The American Lawyer honored WilmerHale as IP Litigation Department of the Year in 2014.
Mr. Trenton graduated from Cambridge in Natural Sciences in 1990 and was called to the Bar in 1993. He trained as a pupil barrister under David Kitchin, now Lord Justice Kitchin (in charge of the Intellectual Property list of the Court of Appeal). In 1997, Mr. Trenton was admitted as a solicitor and was awarded a Diploma in Intellectual Property from the University of Bristol. He is currently admitted as a Solicitor in the Senior Courts of England and Wales.