Jake specialises in transactional and advisory matters involving intellectual property and technology. He advises clients across a variety of sectors including life sciences, software/technology, media and entertainment and retail. Jake’s work includes drafting and negotiating a wide range of IP/IT licences and commercial agreements, advising on the IP/IT aspects of transactions and also on matters relating to data protection and e-commerce.
As well as his time in private practice, Jake has worked in-house at companies such as Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, iris, National Air Traffic Services and John Lewis, giving him a strong understanding of the challenges faced by in-house counsel.
Jake graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in European Law before going on to complete his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law and then Lovells (now Hogan Lovells), where he trained and qualified as a solicitor in the IP/TMT team. Jake also has a post-graduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol.
Jake was recognised in the 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000 for doing an “excellent job” providing strategic advice on cross-jurisdictional IP-related settlement agreements, while Managing IP reports that Jake delivers a “first-class” service to clients.
- LLB European Law (Hons) (University of Warwick)
- PGDip IP Law & Practice (University of Bristol)