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James Fox

Senior Associate


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James Fox

Senior Associate


James specialises in patent, Standard Essential Patents (SEP) and FRAND litigation across all areas of technology, but with a specific focus on the High Tech and telecoms fields. James has particularly expansive experience of working with a diverse range of clients, with recent cases focussing on technologies such as SEP in the telecoms sphere, LED lighting special effects for film and television and laser-based countermeasures against heat-seeking missiles.

James has a passion for the High Tech field and has advised on some of the biggest, most complex and globally high profile pieces of litigation in the sector. James has spoken at international conferences on the subject of jurisdictional challenges facing the resolution of global telecommunications, FRAND and SEP disputes.

James read law at the University of Cambridge, where he was an Exhibitioner of Peterhouse and served as President of the Cambridge University Law Society. Before joining Allen & Overy James spent time on secondment at GlaxoSmithKline.

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Publications: 07 May 2021

The perils of giving video evidence

If evidence is to be given remotely, via video link, from another country, be sure to check that this is permitted by the laws of that country.

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Publications: 13 July 2018

English Court of Appeal rejects the EPO’s “serious contemplation” test for anticipation by prior disclosure overlapping with later patent

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Publications: 01 January 2018

UK Threats: Worldwide Consequences?

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Publications: 26 October 2017

UK Takes One Step Closer Towards Ratification of the Unified Patents Court Agreement

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Admitted as Solicitor, England and Wales, March 2015


Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford, 2017

President, Cambridge University Law Society, 2010-2011

MA, Law, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, 2011




  • Fox, J. et al. (2018); 40 Issue 2 “UK Threats: Worldwide Consequences” European Intellectual Property Review.