Simon Spink


Simon Spink is a Partner and Solicitor whose main practice areas are Patent and IP litigation and SPCs. He has acted for a range of clients across different sectors including the life sciences, FMCG, and aviation. Simon has considerable industry experience having previously been Head of Legal for a leading international pharmaceutical company.


  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Trade Marks
  • IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate
  • IP Strategy & Audits
  • IP Transactions, Ownership & Licensing
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
Professional Memberships
  • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Simon qualified as a Solicitor in 2007
  • Before joining AA Thornton Simon worked at Bristows LLP and before that was the Head of Legal at Novartis
  • Simon joined AA Thornton as a Partner in September 2019
  • MChem, Merton College, Oxford University (2002)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Law, Oxford Brookes (2003)
  • Legal Practice Course, OXILP (2004)
  • Solicitor, England & Wales (2007)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property, University of Bristol (2008)