James Marshall obtained a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Bristol. He is an MIET (Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology). He subsequently was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1986. After spending a year as a pupil barrister (two of his pupil masters subsequently becoming English Patents Judges), he joined a firm of London solicitors in 1987. For his entire career he has specialised in intellectual property.
He has advised and acted in patent and other IP litigation in England for clients in a wide range of sectors including in particular pharmaceuticals and telecommunications (both standard essential and implementation patents). Many of his cases have been reported. He also has considerable experience in advising and negotiating licences and other transactional matters involving IP (including in the context of European competition law).
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