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Maucher Jenkins has built a team of outstanding professionals, recognised experts in intellectual property law, science and technology, working across multiple industry sectors and legal jurisdictions.

James Cross

Partner - Patents | Litigation

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Higher Courts Litigator

BA, Physics, Oxford



James has been recognised as a leading patent attorney for the past 5 years by Chambers & Partners, and as a Patent Star in 2017 by Managing IP. According to one client, 'He is one of the cleverest patent attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and is a real team player'.


He advises blue chip clients on worldwide patent protection, portfolio management and enforcement, as well as freedom to operate. His technical expertise includes mobile and contactless payment systems, wireless chipsets, mobile satellite and terrestrial cellular communications, satellite broadcast receivers and personal video recorders, biometric scanners, green tech, automotive and aircraft engineering, domestic appliances and thermostatic controls.


James has been a partner of this firm for 20 years and currently manages the IT department, having introduced an entirely paperless document management system in 2009.


Recent publications:


'Innovation Capture - Identifying and Protecting IP', Financier Worldwide, January 2018.


'Roundtable - Resolving Patent Disputes', Financier Worldwide, October 2017.


Recent cases:


Epoch Company Ltd v Character Options Ltd [2017] EWHC 556 (IPEC) - clarified the exclusion of aesthetic creations under UK patent law.


Interests outside of work:


Outside work, James is a keen cook and occasional sailor. He also enjoys rugby (as a spectator).

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