The IP Lounge: Kevin Mooney on his half-century in IP law
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The IP Lounge: Kevin Mooney on his half-century in IP law

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The winner of Managing IP’s Life Achievement Award discusses 50 years in IP law and how even he can’t avoid imposter syndrome

In this episode, editor Max Walters and research editor Kingsley Egbuonu welcome Kevin Mooney to the IP Lounge.

Mooney, a partner at Simmons & Simmons who has worked in intellectual property law for more than 50 years, jointly won the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Managing IP EMEA Awards, which took place in London on April 11.

Mooney discusses his early thoughts on the Unified Patent Court (UPC), which he helped create, how it feels to spend an entire career at one firm, and why, despite his success, he suffers from imposter syndrome.

He also reveals his top unsung heroes behind the UPC project and his most memorable encounters during the setting up of the court.

To read more about our awards research methodology, along with a list of all those shortlisted, click here. The full list of winners can be found here.

We will be back with a new episode in May. Thank you for listening.

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