Richard Vary

Bird & Bird LLP

Richard is a partner in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Practice and Tech and Comms sector Group, based in London, focusing on mobile telecommunications patent litigation and arbitration work. Before joining Bird & Bird in 2016, Richard was the Vice President and Head of Litigation at Nokia, where he managed Nokia's global commercial litigation and a member of Nokia's Legal & Compliance leadership team. During his time at Nokia he managed cross border patent litigations between Nokia and KPN, IPCom, Apple, HTC, Blackberry and Viewsonic, and was involved in the dispute with Qualcomm having overall responsibility for the actions in China. He also managed Nokia's ground-breaking arbitration on Standards Essential Patent valuations with Samsung and LG. Richard is a regular public speaker on issues such as cross-border patent litigation, the UPC and standard essential patents. He sits part time as a District Judge in London and the South East, and in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.