Jason Raeburn

Jason Raeburn

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Jason Raeburn is a Senior Associate / Solicitor-Advocate in the Intellectual Property department of Baker McKenzie London. He was shortlisted for Solicitor-Advocate of the Year in the 2018 Law Society Excellence Awards and appeared as sole counsel in a precedent case regarding the jurisdiction of the English Court of Appeal (Civil Division) - Handley v Lake Jackson & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 465.

Practice Focus

Jason represents clients on complex technology disputes, with a particular focus on copyright, patents, trade secrets and the global co-ordination of IP litigation strategies. Jason has appeared as a lead advocate in complex appeal proceedings in the Court of Appeal, urgent injunction applications in the High Court and in specialist intellectual property tribunals.

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

Admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom
  • Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts, Civil Proceedings)~United Kingdom

Education

  • Oxford University (2014)
  • University of Bristol (LLB (Hons)) (2009)

Languages

  • English