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Jonathan Hill

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Practice Areas

Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, copyright, trade marks, passing off, designs and confidential information, and in IT, media and art law and related areas of commercial law. Recent cases include: SAP v Diageo (enterprise software licensing dispute), Argos v Argos Systems (trade mark dispute regarding online advertising), BAE v Thales (patent for aircraft helmet tracking), Everseal v DMS (patent for sealable mailers); Shanks v Unilever (inventor's claim to fair share of benefit from patent licensing for blood glucose testing); D Jacobson v Crocs (registered designs in Crocs shoes); Blue Gentian v Tristar (validity of patent for expandable hose); Magical Marking v Ware & Kay (professional negligence claim relating to handling of an IP claim); Dirty Dancing Community trade mark (appeal in the ECJ); Quick Draw v GLE (media dispute concerning Michael Jackson tribute concert); Nintendo v Playables (copy-protection circumvention devices); BMS v AB Agri (mill control software).


Studied Physics and Philosophy, Oxford (1st), Awarded Kennedy, Mansfield, Major CPE and Hardwicke scholarships during qualification. Called 2000. Judicial Assistant, Court of Appeal (2002).

Professional Memberships

IP Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Lincoln's Inn


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