Maucher Jenkins

James Cross

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James Cross has been a partner of Maucher Jenkins since 1998. He assists blue-chip clients in patent portfolio development and management, and freedom-to-operate clearance. James is also a Higher Courts litigator.

He has a wide range of experience in different technical areas, including mobile and contactless payment systems, wireless chipsets, mobile satellite and terrestrial cellular communications, satellite broadcast receivers and personal video recorders, biometric scanners, green tech, automotive and aircraft engineering, domestic appliances and thermostatic controls.

Clients particularly value his ability to understand their business and give relevant and pragmatic advice.


- Qualified in 1995.

- Became partner of Maucher Jenkins in 1998.

Professional Memberships




‘The benefits of the EPO-CNIPA PCT deal’, Managing Intellectual Property, December 2019.

'Innovation Capture - Identifying and Protecting IP', Financier Worldwide, January 2018.

'Roundtable - Resolving Patent Disputes', Financier Worldwide, October 2017.


Merton College, Oxford BA, Physics