John Patten is a partner in the London office of Kirkland’s Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions practice. John’s practice focuses on advising clients on a variety of complex commercial and corporate transactions in which technology, IP and data play a major role, including M&A (sales, acquisitions and carve-outs), mergers, transfers, licensing, brand co-operations, security, joint ventures, research & development agreements, settlements, and services, manufacturing and supply arrangements. John also advises clients on data protection compliance in relation to European data privacy laws, and has experience advising on aspects of European healthcare regulations.
John has a wealth of experience across a range of sectors and industries, including life sciences, software, media, gaming, entertainment, telecommunications, IT, food & beverages, sports data, adtech, digital marketing, hospitality, and investment management. John’s prior experience in other international firms and conducting international IP litigation, and his first class grade in the Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in IP law and Practice, provides him with additional valuable experience in international and strategy aspects of commercial transactions and the legal structure underpinning IP that have proved invaluable for his clients.
“The Final Piece to the Schrems II Puzzle? UK Parliament Approves New International Data Transfer Mechanisms, Plus Signs of a Breakthrough on Transatlantic Data Flows from the EU”, John Patten, Emma Flett, Jennifer Wilson and Joanna Thomson, Kirkland Alert, April 2022.
“Court of Appeal Upholds Interim Injunction in Trade Secrets Claim against Chinese Competitor”, John Patten and Alex Zapalowski, European Intellectual Property Law Review, Issue 4, 2021.
“Supreme Court Upholds English Courts’ Jurisdiction in Global SEP Licence Disputes”, Emma Flett and John Patten, European Intellectual Property Law Review, Issue 1, 2021.
“CJEU Confirms the New EUIPO Test on Morality”, Emma Flett and John Patten, Entertainment Law Review, Issue 5, 2020.
“Supreme Court Lowers the Bar for Finding an Outstanding Benefit from Employee Inventions”, Emma Flett and John Patten, European Intellectual Property Law Review, Issue 2, 2020.
“AG Bobek Rolls Out the Red Carpet for a New EUIPO test on morality”, Emma Flett and John Patten, Entertainment Law Review, Issue 8, 2019.
“Court of Appeal Furthers the UK’s Bid to be the SEPs Capital of Europe”, Emma Flett and John Patten, European Intellectual Property Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 6, 2019.
“SEPs Education: Court of Appeal Confirms its FRANDly Approach to Global SEP Licences”, Emma Flett and John Patten, European Intellectual Property Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 3, 2019.
“Data Protection on Both Sides of the Pond: GDPR v California’s Consumer Privacy Act”, Emma Flett and John Patten, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Volume 25, Issue 1, January 2019.
“Third Time’s the Charm: Supreme Court Orders Luxury Watchmaker to Pay the Costs of Blocking Web Infringers”, Emma Flett and John Patten, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Volume 24, Issue 7, September 2018.
“CJEU Brings AG Spunzar to Heel in Finding Louboutin Registration to be Valid”, Emma Flett and John Patten, Entertainment Law Review, Volume 9, Issue 7, September 2018.
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2015, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
- University of OxfordPostgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and PracticeDistinction2017
- University of Law, LondonLL.B.Distinction2013
- University of OxfordBiological SciencesFirst Class Honours2011