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Myles Jelf

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Myles strong technical background (Engineering PhD) means he is ideally suited to technically demanding litigation projects, whether they involve patents, confidentiality or other IP rights.

He is Joint Head of Bristows’ Patent Litigation department.

Representative patent cases include ZTE v Conversant, Unwired Planet v Samsung / Google, Samsung v Apple, IPCom v Vodafone (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 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.


Partner since 2005, Head of Group since 2016.

Professional Memberships

EPLAW Board Member. AIPPI, IP Federation.


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