Panelist Profile


Justin Watts

Wilmer Hale, President of the UK National Group (UK)


Justin Watts is the President of AIPPI United Kingdom and a partner in the intellectual property litigation practice at WilmerHale in London. He is a leading patent litigator, highly regarded for his intellectual property practice in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, biotechnology, communications, and hardware and software industries. His experience encompasses the full range of IP litigation, including disputes involving standards and competition law. Dr. Watts is qualified both as a lawyer and chartered engineer, and holds a PhD in optoelectronics from the University of Cambridge. He worked in satellite communications engineering before qualifying as a lawyer and clients appreciate his technical knowledge alongside his level-headed and pragmatic approach.