Jonathan is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the Biotechnology and Life Sciences Group and High Tech and Electrical Group.

Jonathan’s practice covers both international and domestic work across the full range of sectors and clients. He has particular expertise in analysing research programmes and advising on the strength of different aspects for patent protection in light of the business needs of the client. He has extensive experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and throughout the world, as well as expertise in patent portfolio management, due diligence, infringement and validity advice, contentious proceedings including oppositions and appeals.

As part of the High Tech and Electrical Group, Jonathan has particular focus on physics, electronics and computer software. His specialisms include: solar photovoltaics; fibre optic based sensing; optical based medical devices and imaging systems; and telecommunications networks and standards including DVB, IP and 3GPP.

In addition to his work in the High Tech and Electrical Group, Jonathan also works within Biotechnological and Life Sciences Group supporting patent work in this field where it strays into areas of electronics, software and algorithms. Some particular areas of experience in this area include: sequence analysis algorithms, bioinformatics data base and processing software, and bioelectronics interfaces.

Jonathan has a BSc (Physics with Computing) and a PhD (Physics) from Southampton University.


  • CIPA
  • EPI
  • The Society for Computers and Law


  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • PhD Physics, University of Southampton
  • BSc (Hons) Physics with Computing, University of Southampton


  • Bioinformatics and bioelectronics
  • Consumer electronics
  • Electronics
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Public and academic research institutions
  • Software and IT
  • Telecommunications and internet services
  • Transport

Practice Areas

  • Algorithms/software
  • Client, server and network software
  • Electronics
  • Interferometers, imaging and sensing technologies
  • Internet protocols
  • Optical and particle sensors
  • Physics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Signal encoding
  • Robotics
  • Quantum computing