• Partner
  • Taylor Wessing LLP

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.

James 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).

Recent notable cases include:

• Ericsson v Apple
• Philips v ASUSTek
• Omnipharm v Merial
• Generics [UK] v Lundbeck (escitalopram)
• Ericsson v TCT (TCL)

James is profiled in the English legal publications "Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession" and the "Legal 500".  Chambers praises James for a "sensible approach" to patent litigation that delivers results, and says he impresses with his "practical and calm style", whilst Legal 500 says he "really understands the business".  James is an associate member of the British Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. James is also ranked in Managing Intellectual Property 2018 as a 'Patent Star'.