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Jonathan Jackson

Partner, Patent Attorney / Southampton

Jonathan Jackson

Practice Areas

Patents - electronics, engineering & IT group
Patent litigation, arbitration & mediation group
Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court specialist 
Designs group  


Jonathan specialises in electronics and has worked both in private practice and the Intellectual Property Department of Sony Corporation.

Jonathan represents clients before the European Patent Office's Examining and Opposition Division and regularly represents clients before the Board of Appeal.

As well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications in many jurisdictions around the world, Jonathan is also qualified to represent clients in the Higher Courts as he is a Certified Patent Litigator.

Jonathan's clients range from large multi-national companies to smaller start-up companies. He has experience in a wide range of electronics-related technologies including image processing, telecommunications, broadcast technologies and medical imaging technologies. He is especially highly regarded in IP matters associated with wearable technology, being widely published in national and international publications on the topic.

Jonathan travels regularly to Japan, South Korea and the US to visit clients and to speak at conferences about patent practice.

Jonathan joined D Young & Co in 2006, and became a partner in 2008.


"A high-tech headliner...having carved out a niche for himself in the burgeoning wearable tech field. 'He has the ability to speak to technical leads to gather the information needed to progress, is adept at changing speed and approach depending on the audience, and is timely in his responses. His drafts demonstrate a deep understanding of an innovation's essence.'" IAM Patent 1000.

An "excellent" practitioner in D Young & Co's top tier patent team, with "specialist expertise in telecoms" Legal 500.


MEng Electronic Engineering, University of Sheffield (specialising in telecommunications and solid state devices and awarded the Sir Frederick Mappin Scholarship by the University of Sheffield).
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary College, University of London.
Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation and Certificate in Intellectual Property Advocacy (with commendation), Nottingham Law School.
European Patent Attorney 2005.
Chartered Patent Attorney 2005.
Certified Patent Litigator.
European Design Attorney.


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
European Patent Institute (epi).
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


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