Jack advises on all aspects of patent protection, with particular expertise in protecting medical and health technologies, software and electrical devices. His work has a particular focus on supporting clients that are applying new advances in computing, AI and digital technologies to solving problems in healthcare, where he applies his understanding of the complex and shifting legal restrictions in this area.
Jack works with a wide range of clients from ambitious individuals, university spin-outs and SMEs to multi-national corporations. However, he has particular experience working with high-growth start-ups in developing suitable IP strategies to provide the strongest early protection for their innovation, supporting their growth and fundraising.
Jack has developed strong relationships across the UK start-up ecosystem and acts as an IP advisor to a number of accelerators, VCs and tech transfer departments across the UK. He also works with a number of investor clients to support their IP due diligence and this experience feeds back in to his advice to start-ups to ensure they are investment ready.
A large portion of Jack’s work relates to contentious matters and he has significant experience representing clients before the Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, where he has a high success rate in defending his client’s granted patents and revoking their competitors’ patents.
Outside of the office, Jack enjoys running and cycling and has completed a number of triathlons and long distance cycles. He also enjoys football and as a fair weather Arsenal fan he has been periodically ignoring the football results for the last 15 years. Jack has a keen interest in cooking (and eating) and enjoys replicating recipes encountered on his travels, the most recent of which was to Japan.
Jack’s approach is to always aim to cut through the legal jargon to provide practical, easy to follow advice. His specialist areas include:
- Advising on the protection of new medical and health technologies, particularly those employing the latest digital innovations
- Software, AI and machine learning inventions and navigating the associated legal restrictions
- Semiconductor and electrical devices
- Nanotechnology and nanomaterials, electron microscopy and sample characterisation apparatus, benefiting from his PhD research
- Hosting innovation capture sessions to identify and harvest patentable products
- Advocating for his clients before the Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office
- Advising on ownership and inventorship disputes
- Providing Freedom-to-Operate and validity opinions
- Using third party observations to restrict competitors patent scope prior to grant
- Conducting due diligence on behalf of investors to audit and evaluate IP portfolios
European Patent Attorney
UK Patent Attorney
CIPA Basic IP Litigation Certificate affording advocacy rights at the IPEC (UK)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Member of the European Patent Institute (EPI)
Jack has a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, where his research focussed on the use of novel semiconductor nanomaterials in high efficiency lighting
Jack graduated from the University of Bristol with a First Class Master’s degree in Physics, where his research project applied and characterised novel nanomaterials in solar cells.