Panelist Profile


Justin Watts

WilmerHale, President of the UK National Group (UK)


Justin Watts is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice at WilmerHale in London, with many years’ experience in complex, multinational disputes. Justin represents clients in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, biotechnology, communications, and hardware and software industries, in disputes involving technology, standards, competition law and/or patents. His clients over the years have included BMS, HP, a major mobile phone company, Abbott, Philips, Sony Computer Entertainment, Thomson Multimedia and Texas Instruments.


Before beginning his legal career, Justin worked in satellite communications engineering. He is a chartered engineer and holds a PhD in optoelectronics from the University of Cambridge. He is the President of the UK Group of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI).


Managing IP recognises Justin as an “IP Star” and Chambers UK ranks him in Band 1 for Patent Litigation. WilmerHale has been recognised twice by The American Lawyer as IP Litigation Department of the Year.