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Mary Foord-Weston

Mary’s practice predominantly focuses on contentious and advisory patent work, though she has experience advising across a range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including in relation to copyright, designs and passing off.

Mary’s particular interest in the life sciences and healthcare sectors and the interplay between patent and regulatory issues in these spaces is supported by her academic background in human and biological sciences.


  • Acted for patentee in High Court litigation relating to medical devices.
  • Represented successful defendant in High Court copyright litigation.
  • Acted for claimant in UK action in pan-European dispute relating to veterinary pharmaceutical products.
Education / Professional Qualifications

    Prior Experience

    • Dispute Resolution Associate at London based boutique patent law firm, 2019-2022
    • Trainee at London based international law firm, 2017-2019

    Additional News

    Mary is involved in DLA Piper’s pro bono work relating to human rights and has also advised start-ups and non-profit organisations in the green energy and environmental sectors. 

    As a former student athlete and keen cyclist, Mary participates in the firm’s Women in Sport initiative with a particular interest in promoting equality of opportunity in sport. 

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Solicitor, 2019
    • IPSoc
    • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property