Overview

John Patten is an associate in the London office of Kirkland’s Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions Practice Group. 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 the EU General Data Protection Regulation and related 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, food & beverages, sports data, digital marketing, hospitality and investment management. John’s prior experience in other international firms and conducting international IP litigation, provides him with additional valuable experience in international and strategy aspects of commercial transactions that have proved invaluable for his clients. John’s first class grade in the Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in IP law and Practice also provides him with invaluable knowledge of the legal structure underpinning IP protections.

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Publications

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.

“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.

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.

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.

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales

Education

  • University of OxfordPostgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and PracticeDistinction2017
  • University of Law, LondonLL.B.Distinction2013
  • University of OxfordBiological SciencesFirst Class Honours2011