John is a technology and intellectual property transactions associate in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. John handles intellectual property (non-contentious and pre-action contentious), information technology and data protection work. His experience includes advice relating to copyright, trade marks, patents and data protection, as well as commercial and corporate IP transactions.


Thought Leadership


Data Protection on Both Sides of the Pond: GDPR v California’s Consumer Privacy Act”, Emma Flett and John Pattern, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Volume 25, Issue 1, January 2019.

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.

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.


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