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Jonathan is a partner in Reed Smith’s Intellectual Property Group and focuses on patent and IP litigation and strategy.


  • University of Oxford, 1983, M.A.

  • England und Wales
  • Irland

  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)
  • Associate of the Institute of Trade Mark Agents (ITMA)
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)
  • Member of the United Kingdom Department of Trade & Industry official delegation to the BioMed conference 2009


  • Ranked in World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, 2024 
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom for Intellectual Property Law, 2009-2024
  • Named "Notable Practitioner" by Managing Intellectual Property, 2023

Jonathan has been ranked as an expert by the leading independently researched legal directories for a number of years, including by Chambers Global, Chambers UK, IAM Patent 1000, SuperLawyers (London), and Legal 500. Editorial comments include:

  • Chambers Global and Chambers UK 2016: “Jonathan Radcliffe is a seasoned patent litigator and represents clients in the electronics, manufacturing and life sciences fields. He is noted for his knowledge on questions of computer software patentability.”
  • IAM Patent 1000 2015: “with Jonathan Radcliffe patrons … find there is plenty of contentious horsepower on hand to harness.”
  • Chambers Global and Chambers UK 2014: “Jonathan Radcliffe has an excellent reputation amongst peers and clients alike as a “very clever and able litigator” who takes a seamless approach to delivery. He is primarily a patent litigator, although he also undertakes trade mark work”.
  • IAM Patent 1000 2014: “On the contentious side, Jonathan Radcliffe [has] been building up a head of steam of late. [He is] known for [his] practical approach to patent disputes – [he] ensures that the resolution process is never unnecessarily protracted at the client’s expense.”
  • Chambers Global and Chambers UK 2013: "Years of experience as a big-ticket patent litigation specialist.”
  • IAM Patent 1000 2013: “top-notch practice ... characterised by complex, cross-border litigation"
  • Chambers Global and Chambers UK 2012: Jonathan Radcliffe is “well regarded … [and] deemed a sharp patent litigator who has been heavily engaged in US-focused work”; and is "communicative, thorough and helpful".
  • Legal 500 UK 2011: "Responsive and savvy to business realities".
  • Chambers UK 2011: "exceptionally effective at managing the litigation process and great at minimising costs", and as "clever and competent, and gives sound commercial advice".
  • Chambers UK 2010: "provide[s] strategic and creative advice whilst also ensuring [his] team is able to meet client demands".
  • Chambers UK 2009: "responsive and gets great results".

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