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Myles Jelf

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Myles strong technical background (Engineering PhD from Cambridge University) means he is ideally suited to technically demanding litigation projects, whether they involve patents, other IP rights or other forms of dispute. He is joint head of Bristows’ patent litigation department, and representative patent cases include ZTE v Conversant, Unwired Planet v Samsung/Google, Samsung v Apple, IPCom v Nokia (standard essential telecoms patents), Pratt & Whitney v Rolls-Royce (gas turbine engine technology) and Varian v Eleckta (medical devices). Other technically complex disputes have included Goodrich Actuation Systems v Valente (breach of confidence), and Vidal-Hall v Google (ad personalisation technology and data privacy rights). Myles is also a member of Bristows’ antitrust/competition group working on the Streetmap v Google and Infederation v Google search engine cases. Myles has been closely involved with the development of the forthcoming Unified Patent Court, and is a Board Director of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) which hosts the annual EPO/European patent judges forum in Venice. He is also a qualified solicitor-advocate and teaches on the Oxford University Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law.

Professional Memberships

AIPPI, SAHCA, Board Director of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)