Speaker in Panel Session VI – High Technology – Computer implemented technologies: patentable?
Monday, September 19, 2016 from 11.00 to 12.30
Prior to coming to the Bar, Jonathan gained joint honours in Chemistry and Law at the University of Bristol. He then undertook an LL.M (Distinction) at Georgetown University in Washington DC focusing on US Intellectual Property, Antitrust and Private International Law. During his studies Jonathan finished top of his year in Law, and received prizes for finishing first in Intellectual Property, Private International Law, Advanced Contract and Tort.
After successfully passing the New York Bar exam in 2007 he worked for 2 years as a US Attorney at Mayer Brown.
In 2010 Jonathan moved to practise as a barrister at Hogarth Chambers. He has appeared in the Supreme Court twice in the cases of Lucasfilm v Ainsworth (which addressed whether the English court had jurisdiction to hear US copyright cases) and Magmatic v PMS (which addressed the scope of protection of Community Registered Designs). He has also been involved in numerous patent matters including Apple v HTC on the ‘swipe to unlock’ patent and is currently involved in the Apple IWATCH trade mark dispute in the UK.
Due to his dual US/UK qualification, Jonathan has a significant cross-border practice in matters where there is an overlap between US and UK law. Jonathan is currently one of the barristers representing the claimants in the phone-hacking litigation against the News of the World and the Mirror Group.
Jonathan specialises in Intellectual Property but his practice encompasses broader aspects of commercial law. His experience includes patent litigation (UK and EPO), trade marks, passing off, copyright, design right and confidential information.
In 2012 Jonathan was awarded the national AIPPI best young contributor prize for his work in relation to the harmonisation of design laws. In 2014 he was appointed to the AIPPI UK Council.
In 2014 he was appointed to the UK Government’s Treasury Panel to advise the government on Intellectual Property and Commercial matters.
He is currently writing a book on Damages and Remedies in Intellectual Property Law due to be published in early 2017. Jonathan regularly plays hockey and football and also enjoys skiing and squash. Having lived in Washington DC, he has a keen interest in US politics and history.