Steven Baldwin

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Steven Baldwin is a partner in Kirkland’s IP Litigation team in London with significant experience representing clients in patent, life sciences regulatory, copyright, trademark and trade secrets matters. His practice focuses primarily on complex cross-border life sciences and telecommunications patent disputes and former employee trade secrets cases. Steven has developed a particular interest in, and deep knowledge of, the law governing supplementary protection certificates and is recognised as a thought leader and regular writer, speaker and commentator on the topic.

Steven’s case experience covers a broad range of technical fields including organic chemistry, antibody biologics, biological product development and screening platforms, formulation science, next generation cancer treatments, wireless and mobile telecommunications, and e-cigarette/vaping technologies.

Steven also has significant non-contentious IP experience including billion-dollar IP portfolio purchases, global strategic IP portfolio strategies, and business-critical licensing deals, as well as advising on image rights, sponsorship and global celebrity advertising campaigns for world-renowned soccer clubs and automotive clients.

Steven was recognized as a Rising Star in IP by Managing Intellectual Property in 2018.


Thought Leadership


“From Takeda to Teva v Merck: Are we treading the right path on combination product SPCs?” (Part 2 of 2) European Intellectual Property Review, 2017

“The definition of product in the SPC Regulation: (Part 1 of 2) What's in a name?” European Intellectual Property Review, 2017

“Teva v Gilead, Abraxis v Comptroller and Wobben v Siemens kick of 2017's patent cases”, The IPKat, 2017


Speaker, “Introduction to SPCs and Second Medical Use”, ERA Conference, Brussels, 2018

Speaker, Roundtable on Pharmaceutical Incentives, ERA Conference, Brussels, 2018

Speaker, “Identifying the Effects of Brexit on the Protection and Enforcement of IP Rights”, The Knowledge Group, Webcast, 2017

Speaker, “Update and forecast on SPCs”, Young EPLAW Congress, Brussels, 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

The Law Society of England & Wales

AIPPI: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • Oxford UniversityPostgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice2013
  • College of LawLegal Practice Course2009
  • University of OxfordB.A., Jurisprudence2008
    First class mark in Patent and Copyright Law