Intellectual property and commercial lawyer Jon has over 20 years’ international experience, many spent in-house with global corporations, providing legal support to senior leaders. Jon has extensive experience in advising businesses on a wide range of IP, commercial and corporate contractual matters, with a keen focus on the energy sector having advised Shell for over a decade as their Senior Legal Counsel.

Jon is an expert on how to protect and commercialise technology and creative ideas, software, data, designs and brands, whilst managing the risks presented by the IP rights of competitors, partners and customers, whether operating alone or in collaborations or ventures with others.

Jon can advise on creating, licensing and assessing the strength of portfolios of trade secrets, patents, copyright, design rights and trade marks, and works with his clients to develop and implement IP reviews and strategies to support this, along with IP governance and compliance programmes.

Jon’s commercial and corporate experience includes confidentiality, supply, procurement and secondment arrangements, and advising on the IP and information sharing aspects of venture capital investments, acquisitions, divestments, projects and joint ventures.

  • Jon’s performance has been consistently of a very high quality, efficient and with a strong commercial mindset.

    Robert Linck, CFO
    Shell Ventures

  • Definitely one of my all-time favourite attorneys to work with.

    Gregg Cremer, Commercialization Manager, Computational & Digital Technologies

  • Jon has deep experience in supporting technology development with IP strategies. He has also been of tremendous value to me personally in designing and implementing IP governance change in tandem with wider organizational, cultural and process change to maximise technology development value productivity.

    Yuri Sebregts, CTO

  • Jon's governance and compliance recommendations were business-friendly and readily digestible, giving us a clear action plan. His experience means he knows exactly how in-house teams operate; it was an enjoyable process not a chore!

    Caroline Coates, VP Legal,