Jennifer Pierce, Partner
Jennifer is a commercial lawyer, specialising in intellectual property (patents, designs, copyrights, database rights, trade marks), confidential information, associated competition law and IT/internet law, in each case on an international basis.
SummaryJennifer is a commercial lawyer, specialising in intellectual property (patents, designs, copyrights, database rights, trade marks), confidential information, associated competition law and IT/internet law, in each case on an international basis. She acts for a wide variety of clients, ranging from multinational companies to charities and Governmental organisations.
Much of Jennifer's work relates to technology, including life sciences, chemicals, engineering, and IT/telecoms. She also specialises in brand licensing and merchandising, both for the fashion and design industries and for the education sector.
Jenny is the co-editor of the Working with Technology: Law and Practice guide and has also contributed to the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys: The Trade Mark Handbook.
Jennifer is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising a FTSE 100 life sciences company on R&D Agreements and strategic licensing, against a complex backdrop of pre-existing agreements
- Advising technology partnerships with innovative structures on detailed IP trading principles and on the commercialisation of the resulting IP
- Advising a well-known restaurant chain on global governance and licensing of the intellectual property underlying its businesses
- Advising on effective but pragmatic documentation for administration of significant educational licensing schemes, which has since been adopted by a number of prominent schemes in the sector
News & Insights
Jennifer Pierce quoted in WIPR on the transparency of patent pools
Dealing with employee inventors’ claims: the difficult job of formulating policy in the UK and mainland Europe
Historically, UK patent law relating to employee compensation for patented inventions has favoured employers to a significant degree.