Representative Legal Matters
Cross-examination of witnesses as part of high value US patent trials under the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975 relating to media streaming technologies and tuberculosis diagnostics patents.
Representing an international software company asserting breach of confidence and unauthorised use of trade secrets relating to complex financial algorithms.
Representing a patent proprietor and leading the strategic coordination of pan-European infringement proceedings against a competitor in connection with hydraulic safety technologies for vehicles.
Representing an appellant challenging an injunction restricting the use and disclosure of trade secrets involving encryption technology before the Court of Appeal (Civil Division).
Representing a claimant asserting breach of a patent licence and supply agreement and defending counterclaims for breach of confidence in connection with oilfield technology.
Defending a multinational technology equipment manufacturer against a patent assertion entity seeking to assert its communications portfolio over the manufacturer's products and customers; negotiating FRAND licence terms.
Representing an applicant before the UK IPO in a trade mark opposition on absolute grounds; a notable win in which the Examiner commented on his "persuasive arguments" regarding a novel construction of the "average consumer."
Representing an appellant in a trade mark appeal relating to the UK IPO and relief from sanctions before the Court of Appeal (Civil Division).
Representing a copyright owner in its claim against a publisher for infringement before the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court, raising complex issues under the Limitation Act 1980 and international acts of infringement by way of authorisation.
Advising a leading technology company on copyright implications in connection with the deployment of artificial intelligence using a variety of data sets and on legal risks associated with international product launches. Advising on complex open source software libraries and linking risks.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA) - Committee Member
- Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (under the CIPA Pro Bono Scheme) - Pro Bono Advocacy Officer
- England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom
- Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts, Civil Proceedings)~United Kingdom
- Oxford University (2014)
- University of Bristol (LLB (Hons)) (2009)
Author, Patent Probe, Focus on 2018, Intellectual Property Magazine, December 2018
Contributing author, Sterling on World Copyright Law (Hardback), 2018
Author, Global Driverless Vehicle Handbook (UK), Baker McKenzie, April 2018
Speaker, International Copyright Conference, Informa, 2017
Advocate, High Court Advocacy Demonstration in a live Injunction application, Royal Courts of Justice, London, 2018