Morag Peberdy

Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Morag Peberdy

Morag Peberdy

Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Morag Peberdy advises clients on intellectual property issues in Europe, including patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, database rights and confidential information. Ms. Peberdy is a qualified solicitor advocate, allowing her to represent clients at the highest level of English litigation. She has successfully litigated patent, trade mark and trade secret cases in the High Court. She regularly advises on contractual disputes, for example over the terms of R&D agreements, and acted for the winning party in one of the highest profile English disputes concerning a patent licence.

Ms. Peberdy advises clients on the intellectual property issues arising in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, venture capital investments, and restructurings. Ms. Peberdy also drafts a range of intellectual property agreements including technology transfers, intellectual property pipeline arrangements, licensing and joint ventures. Ms. Peberdy’s insight into both contentious and non-contentious IP matters enables her to bring a valuable perspective and breadth of knowledge to strategic intellectual property issues, which is invaluable in assisting clients’ intellectual property law reform efforts.

Ms. Peberdy has a background in biological sciences and she particularly enjoys working with clients in the life science sector. Ms. Peberdy has been a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee of the BioIndustry Association for over a decade, advising across the spectrum of intellectual property issues which impact on bioscience enterprises in the UK.

Pro Bono

* Chair of pro bono activities in the London office.
* Barnardo’s (the UK’s leading children’s charity) on a range of intellectual property issues.
* An individual client, referred by LawWorks, to successfully resolve a UK copyright action.

Memberships and Affiliations

* UK BioIndustry Association Intellectual Property Advisory Committee
* Licensing Executive Society (LES)
* International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
* The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO)

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Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Transactions
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Allergy Therapeutics Plc purchases Alerpharma SA

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Sosei Group Corp. purchases Heptares Therapeutics Ltd. from MVM Partners LLP, Novartis Venture Fund, Takeda Ventures, Inc., Clarus Ventures LLC

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Horizon Discovery Group PLC purchases Zalicus, Inc. /Combinatorx Service Business from Zalicus, Inc. resulting in a new company Horizon CombinatoRx, Inc.

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Morag Peberdy is affiliated with Covington & Burling LLP, The Bioindustry Association

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