Justin Watts

Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Justin Watts

Justin Watts

Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Biography

Justin is a patent litigator, known in the market for his skill in handling complex, multinational disputes. Most of the disputes concern pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech, communications and computers, often involving interaction between standards, competition law and patents.

Outside patent litigation, he handles a full range of IP litigation and helps clients with transactional work, particularly in the technology, media and communications sectors.

His TMT clients have included Philips, Sony Computer Entertainment, Thomson Multimedia and Texas Instruments.

Justin is qualified both as a lawyer and chartered engineer, and holds a PhD in optoelectronics. He worked in satellite communications engineering before qualifying as a lawyer, and clients appreciate his technical knowledge alongside his level-headed and pragmatic approach.





Recent deals/Highlights

* Johnson & Johnson across 11 jurisdictions in defending a patent infringement claim over its silicone hydrogel contact lenses
* Schlumberger in an international patent dispute over electromagnetic oil prospecting techniques
* Litigation in the mobile phone industry

Qualifications and education

BA Electrical Sciences, PhD Optoelectronics, David Gottleib prize for law, Cambridge

Diploma in IP law and practice (with commendation), Bristol

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Education
PhD in Optoelectronics

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world.

Diploma in IP Law & Practice with Commendation
Career History
Partner
2017 - Current

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has expertise in areas including trial, appellate, Supreme Court, securities, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, private client, real estate, and tax matters.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP provides legal services. The law firm specializes in business law & advises corporations, financial institutions, and governments around the world. Its practice areas include antitrust & competition, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, tax, employment, real estate, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. The company was founded on August 1, 2000 and is headquartered in London, UK.

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AstraZeneca Plc purchases Acerta Pharma BV from Biogeneration Management BV, Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij Holding BV

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