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James Holland

Associate

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James is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Group, part of our Innovation Department. James specialises in IP disputes, advising clients on how best to protect, enforce and exploit their rights.

James has experience across the full range of intellectual property rights (including patents, trade marks, copyrights, design rights and confidential information), and across a number of sectors, including technology, life sciences, betting and gaming, and retail.

He has acted for clients before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, and also has experience in trade mark registry proceedings before the UKIPO. In particular, James has significant experience in FRAND and SEP disputes, and has advised on some of the leading cases in the UK High Court in this field.

James has a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Oxford, and is a member of the Society for Junior Intellectual Property Practitioners (IPSoc).

Key Experience

  • Advising on damages under a cross-undertaking in the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Working on a high-profile trade mark and passing off claim in the High Court.
  • Advising a patent holder on its precedent setting FRAND case against a manufacturer of DSL equipment, obtaining the first UK finding of "hold-out", before the High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Advising a research and development in its UK High Court litigations against  phone manufacturers, in addition to providing advice regarding its global enforcement strategy.
  • Advising various clients in the technology sector regarding the strength and enforceability of their patents.
  • Providing copyright advice in various software disputes.  
  • Advising various companies in relation to trade mark and passing off disputes.

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
University of Oxford, Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice
University of Law, LPC
University of Law, GDL
Warwick University, History

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