Jonathan is a partner in Reed Smith’s IP, Information & Innovation Group and focuses on patent/IP litigation and strategy.
His practice is primarily litigious, although he also advises on strategy and the IP aspects of corporate work. His practice covers a wide range of technologies, with a particular focus on cases with a high scientific/technological content. He has led pan-European and multi-national patent litigation (including as part of joint in-house and private practice teams).
He represents clients in the life sciences, medical devices, high-tech, and manufacturing sectors (including biometrics, electronics, software, and communications).
He has extensive experience in acting for international clients on multinational matters and regularly advises on pan-European and multinational disputes, including acting as European co-ordinating counsel. He has worked in New York and in Abu Dhabi.
Jonathan has acted in a number of leading cases in the IP field on matters such as the patentability of software, added matter, preventing attempted post-revocation patent amendment, obviousness, importation as an act of infringement under the Patents Act, entitlement to patents and inventions, patent injunctions, the trade mark classification system, and the registerability of shape trade marks.
Jonathan is believed to be one of only two English solicitors to have had both a patent appeal and a separate trade mark appeal to the UK Supreme Court.
He has also acted for many years for one of the world’s leading auction houses, and so has a deep expertise in related copyright, moral rights, and artists’ resale right issues.