Aled Richards-Jones
Associate

Aled joined our Dispute Resolution team after qualifying as a barrister at a leading specialist IP barristers’ chambers. He has been involved in a range of IP disputes, including a High Court trade mark licensing dispute, patent and design right actions involving medical devices, and providing infringement advice in relation to animal reproduction technologies.

During his time in chambers, Aled assisted in various matters covering the whole spectrum of IP rights, including patents, design rights trade marks, copyright, confidential information, breach of privacy, defamation and related contractual and tortious disputes. He has experience of a range of technologies including telecoms (assisting in parts of the Unwired Planet litigation), pharmaceuticals, e-cigarettes, aspirators, bone cement, children’s bead toys, robotic lawnmowers and brake calipers. He also assisted with Karen Millen v Karen Millen Holdings an ors, a complex breach of restrictive covenant action that involved questions of breach of an exclusive jurisdiction clause and the US Lanham Act.

Aled is committed to pro bono work. He recently travelled to Sierra Leone as part of a team of lawyers to deliver seminars on Sierra Leonean copyright, data protection and free speech laws to groups of lawyers, judges and journalists. Whilst there he also worked with public interest lawyers and the Law Reform Commission to assist with the campaign to repeal Sierra Leone’s seditious and criminal libel laws. Closer to home, he has represented claimants in the Social Security Tribunal as a volunteer at the Free Representation Unit. He is currently the co-coach of the Oxford Team for the Oxford International IP Moot.

Aled graduated from St John’s College, University of Oxford, with a first class degree in chemistry. His final year thesis used specialist electrochemical techniques to study the feasibility of using hydrogenase and oxidase enzymes as catalysts for a biological fuel cell. This work was presented at the 2011 SuperGen Bioenergy Conference as the sole undergraduate presentation. He then studied law at City University of London as a Lord Bowen, Lord Denning and Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn, and obtained an LLM with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a Thouron Scholar. He was graded “Outstanding” on the Bar Professional Training Course.

Outside work, Aled enjoys exploring London, cosy pubs and following US politics.

Qualifications
  • MChem (University of Oxford)
  • LLM (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Barrister