John has over 30 years experience as a specialist lawyer and advisor about intellectual property. He is one of the leading patent advisors in Europe and ranked in the top tier of intellectual property lawyers. His knowledge and experience is based on both national and international work.
John advises and helps innovative businesses and individuals obtain worldwide protection for their inventions with patents, designs, and brands. He helps businesses in the management of these intellectual property assets, in their exploitation, and valuation.
He also advises clients about intellectual property enforcement and has done so in many jurisdictions around the world including in the UK, US, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland (north and south), Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. Over the last thirty years he has handled many intellectual property disputes which have been sufficiently novel or interesting legal concepts to be reported.
John has a Masters in competition law and is an experienced competition lawyer. He advises businesses about the application of EC and UK competition law in relation to the deals they are doing or proposed new ventures or market initiatives. This expertise is particularly relevant in the world wide exploitation of intellectual property rights.
John keeps fit horse riding and chasing after his four children. He also enjoys tennis, golf and sailing when he has the time.