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Justin Watts

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Justin is a London-based partner in our global IP/IT practice.



 

Practice

Intellectual property and information technology


About

Justin is a patent litigator, known in the market for his skill in handling complex, multinational disputes. Most of the disputes concern pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech, communications and computers, often involving interaction between standards, competition law and patents.

Outside patent litigation, he handles a full range of IP litigation and helps clients with transactional work, particularly in the technology, media and communications sectors.

His TMT clients have included Philips, Sony Computer Entertainment, Thomson Multimedia and Texas Instruments.

Justin is qualified both as a lawyer and chartered engineer, and holds a PhD in optoelectronics. He worked in satellite communications engineering before qualifying as a lawyer, and clients appreciate his technical knowledge alongside his level-headed and pragmatic approach.



‘Known for his “sound judgement and ability to generate ideas at precisely the right time”.’
Chambers UK 2011

Recent deals/Highlights

  • Johnson & Johnson across 11 jurisdictions in defending a patent infringement claim over its silicone hydrogel contact lenses
  • Schlumberger in an international patent dispute over electromagnetic oil prospecting techniques
  • Litigation in the mobile phone industry

Qualifications and education

BA Electrical Sciences, PhD Optoelectronics, David Gottleib prize for law, Cambridge

Diploma in IP law and practice (with commendation), Bristol


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