Jonathan Ball

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2983
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2983
Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball

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Biography

Jonathan Ball is an intellectual property and technology disputes lawyer based in London.

He handles the full range of contentious intellectual property matters, including patents, trade marks, copyright, designs and trade secrets/confidential information.

Jonathan has particular experience of handling major patent litigation, often multijurisdictional, in various industry sectors, including electronics, pharmaceuticals/life sciences and engineering. He has recently worked on patent litigation matters covering mobile payment platforms, automotive engineering, automatic speech recognition and gene sequencing, as well as range of significant High Court trade mark matters.

Jonathan also advises on contentious IT matters, patent and technology licensing disputes, related transactional issues and on research and collaborations. He is an experienced cyber security counsel, particularly with regard to assisting clients and insurers respond to major cyber related information theft, including follow-on enforcement.

He also advises extensively in the area of confidential information and trade secrets, both on contentious/litigation matters through to advisory services, assisting clients to effectively manage trade secrets and confidential information assets and associated risks.


Professional experience

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Biochemistry (First class honours), University of Bristol

Postgraduate diploma in IP law and practice

Jon worked as a forensic scientist for the London Metropolitan Police prior to becoming a lawyer.

  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales

Leading individual, Intellectual property, Chambers and Partners, 2022
"[has]…many clients at the leading edge of fintech and high technology"
"has great charisma and gets to the fundamental crux of the situation. He is adaptable because of his extensive experience across litigation and trade mark work."

Leading individual, Intellectual property, The Legal 500, 2022
"Jon Ball is easy to work with: commercial and down to earth, a dedicated and hard working patent litigator."

Leading practitioner, Intellectual property, Managing IP's IP Stars, 2022

Legal and industry journals / conferences – Intellectual property and industry matters: Author and speaker

University of Oxford Post Graduate Diploma in IP Law and Practice: Tutor

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys: Associate member