"well regarded … [and] deemed a sharp patent litigator who has been heavily engaged in US-focused work"
"communicative, thorough and helpful"
Chambers UK 2012
Jonathan Radcliffe is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice of the London office and has practised exclusively in this field for over 25 years.
Jonathan is recommended by the Chambers UK
directory as a leading individual for patent litigation and for life sciences IP/patent litigation. His work covers a wide range of technologies, with a particular focus on cases with a high scientific/technological content in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, medical devices, and high-tech sectors.
Jonathan is listed among the UK's leading IP lawyers and has been named as a leading individual for many years by Chambers
, Legal 500
and by Legal Business' Legal Experts
. Chambers UK 2012
notes that he is “well regarded … [and] deemed a sharp patent litigator who has been heavily engaged in US-focused work”; it also describes him
as "communicative, thorough and helpful". "Responsive and savvy to business realities" (Legal 500 2011)
. Chambers 2011
notes him being "exceptionally effective at managing the litigation process and great at minimising costs", and as "clever and competent, and gives sound commercial advice". Chambers 2010
comments that Jonathan "provides strategic and creative advice whilst also ensuring his team is able to meet client demands". Chambers 2009
notes Jonathan as "responsive and gets great results".
Jonathan has been involved in a number of leading cases in the IP field on matters such as the patentability of software, added matter, post-revocation patent amendment, obviousness, importation as an act of infringement under the Patents Act, the trade mark classification system, and the registerability of shape trade marks. He is believed to be one of only two English solicitors to have had both a patent appeal and a separate trade mark appeal to the UK Supreme Court.
Jonathan has extensive experience of acting for international clients on multinational matters, and has worked in New York and Abu Dhabi.
He joined Mayer Brown in 2011.