Partner, Patent Attorney Southampton
Profile of Jonathan Jackson

As technology changes, patent law has to evolve to keep up, so this is an endlessly fascinating field to work in. Helping clients navigate these changes and reach their commercial goals is incredibly rewarding.

Over the years, I’ve worked both in private practice and the intellectual property department of Sony Corporation. I have experience in a wide range of electronics-related technologies including image processing, telecommunications, broadcast technologies and medical imaging technologies. I’m known for my work on IP matters associated with wearable technology, having been published in national and international publications on the topic. I also have a keen interest in the area of fintech.

I represent clients before the European Patent Office's Examining and Opposition Division and before the Board of Appeal. As well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications in many jurisdictions around the world, I’m also qualified to represent clients in the Higher Courts as I am a certified patent litigator.


  • MEng Electronic Engineering (specialising in telecommunications and solid state devices), University of Sheffield.
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation, Nottingham Law School.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Advocacy (with commendation), Nottingham Law School.
  • European Patent Attorney 2005.
  • Chartered Patent Attorney 2005.
  • Patent Attorney Litigator.


  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
  • European Patent Institute (epi).
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Jackson has a preternatural understanding of wearable technologies.
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As one client professes: “He is the best professional I have met in a career of 40 years – he will deliver what he says, in the timeframe he’s stated.”
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His drafts demonstrate a deep understanding of an innovation's essence.
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Excelling in telecommunications and electronics, Jonathan Jackson represents cutting-edge innovators.
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Jonathan Jackson is noted as 'the go-to IP specialist' for wearable technology.
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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.
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Recommended by Legal 500 2020
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"Knowledgeable and reliable", Jonathan Jackson has an affinity for the intricacies of hot new fields such as wearable technology and fintech.
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Jonathan Jackson is an electronics and IT whizz.
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Having been at Sony Corporation before joining D Young, Jonathan Jackson is the real deal when it comes to a granular understanding of electronics-related technology.
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On the high-technology side, the headliners are Anthony Albutt and Jonathan Jackson.
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The 'excellent' Jonathan Jackson has specialist expertise in telecoms.
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