Jim McDonnell has nearly two decades of experience in intellectual property and technology. His work covers all areas of intellectual property, but he has a real focus on patents and technology transactions and disputes.

Jim's core activities include cross-border licensing, research and development collaborations, and IP portfolio sales and acquisitions, in particular across the industrial, consumer/retail and life sciences sectors, as well as acting for both claimants and defendants in all aspects of patent litigation. He also has a good deal of experience in transactions and litigation around brands and design rights. His experience has included global multi-million patent and technology licensing deals and work on leading cases in the formative years of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

As an experienced member of the team, Jim provides mentoring for junior members of the IP team and coordinates sections of patents training across the UK and beyond.