Partner at Secerna LLP
Jason Boakes has practised in the field of intellectual property for nearly 30 years, working primarily in the advanced engineering, electronics and information and communication technology sectors. He co-founded Secerna LLP in May 2011 and in his position as chair, he helps the company continue to build on its impressive track record and reputation for excellence. He advises highly innovative companies, including many industry-leading global corporations and research-led organisations, on how best to protect their intellectual assets and mitigate competitor threat.
Mr Boakes provides proven expertise in both scientific and legal fields. He is client focused and develops a deep understanding of the technical fields of those he helps. This, coupled with his formidable understanding of patent law in multiple jurisdictions, means he is able to manage IP assets effectively. He has many years’ experience advising on the preparation, filing and defence of oppositions and appeals at the EPO, as well as more general UK and EPO-focused patent drafting and prosecution.
Working closely with the in-house patent teams of many of his clients, Mr Boakes has developed a significant litigation support practice, including providing opinions on the validity of third-party patents, infringement advice and strategic advice concerning future product development. His practice also specialises on the early generation of commercially valuable patent portfolios for start-ups.
Much of his work focuses on IP portfolio management, including advising on filing strategies, competitor analysis and patent landscaping. He has a track record in coordinating large global patent portfolios and conducting large-scale due diligence exercises in cluttered IP landscapes. His industry expertise spans: