Nick Zweck

Year called:
2014 (admitted as a solicitor and barrister in Australia, 2004)
Practice areas:
IP, Patents, Copyright & Design, Trade Marks, IT

Profile

Nick practises in all areas of intellectual property law and related commercial litigation.

Nick brings to the Bar over a decade of experience as an IP litigation solicitor. He has extensive experience working with clients and legal teams on all aspects of the litigation process, from pre-action strategic planning through to trial or settlement.

As a solicitor, Nick handled cases across a wide range of technical fields, including life sciences, mobile telecommunications, consumer electronics, video compression, trading software, sub-sea oil extraction and security scanning.  

Nick has particular experience of large, complex disputes with multi-jurisdictional aspects.

 

Career

Nick qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Australia in 2004 after completing an associateship with the Hon. Justices O’Loughlin and Selway of the Federal Court of Australia.  He commenced practice as an IP litigation solicitor with Clayton Utz in Melbourne, where he appeared regularly as an advocate in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

In 2006, Nick joined Wragge & Co (now Gowling WLG) in London, where his cases included the Nokia v InterDigital litigation – the first cases in the UK concerning the “essentiality” of a large number of patents to various ETSI mobile telecommunications standards, and the courts’ jurisdiction to hear them.  

In 2009, Nick joined Powell Gilbert LLP, where he handled a number of large, complex patent disputes as a managing Associate, including the HTC v Apple litigation – the first instance of a patent trial in the UK expedited to assist the resolution of foreign proceedings.

Between requalifying as an English barrister in 2014 and commencing pupillage with chambers in 2016, Nick consulted to Browne Jacobson LLP, advising and acting for the Trustee in Bankruptcy of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC on various complex aspects of the Trustee’s global recovery actions and investigations, and handling the trial of a patent case.

During pupillage, Nick was involved in a wide range of intellectual property matters concerning patents, trade marks and passing off, copyright, and designs.  Nick joined chambers as a tenant in April 2017.

 

Cases

Qualifications and Regulations

Qualifications

2001 Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide, Australia.
1999/2002 Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Adelaide, Australia.
2004 Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
2014 Called to the Bar (Middle Temple)

 

 

Human Interest

Nick is a keen swimmer, even in London swimming pools, and even in February.