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Jason Pelly

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  • CIPA
  • EPI
Qualifications
  • Registered UPC Representative
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • MSc Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science, University of Oxford
  • BA (Hons) Mathematics, University of Oxford

I have over 20 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property and a background in IT consulting and software engineering.

Having worked in industry as an IT consultant at Logica, I have first-hand experience of clients’ IP objectives. Later, as a software research engineer at Sony working on video processing and cryptography, I was an inventor on around 50 patent families, so I know how to work with inventors and speak their language, getting around a whiteboard and guiding them through the IP process. I make the most of this background to ensure that our clients’ experiences are as positive, accessible and straightforward as possible.

I mostly focus on areas of technology that lie close to the border between patentable and non-patentable subject-matter: software, algorithms, machine learning, business methods, mathematics, etc. Many of my clients work in emerging technologies that push the limits of what is or is not patent-eligible, and that call for creative solutions to successfully navigate the IP challenges they bring.

I work for a diverse range of clients, from large multinationals to universities and smaller, more local businesses. With a passion for maths, software and IT, anything remotely related to these fields piques my interest: artificial intelligence, cryptography and data security, database management and optimisation, audio/video processing, data compression and network communications, to name but a few.

Recent experience

Acting for a large multinational company to grow and manage its substantial worldwide patent portfolio relating to digital content protection, software security and securing the implementation of machine learning deployments.

Assisting a growing company to develop its patent portfolio focused on the use of artificial intelligence to improve the operation and safety of autonomous vehicles.

Working closely with a network/communications client to help grow its existing patent portfolio so that it is well positioned to leverage and enforce its patent rights in contentious proceedings across Europe.

Navigating the frontier of patentable vs non-patentable subject-matter for a multinational organisation seeking to protect its inventions, based on technologies such as blockchain and neural networks for business-driven contexts and commercial goals (a notoriously difficult patent arena in Europe).

Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2024, 2023
  • Bill Caro Prize for best results in examinations for the Certificate in IP, Queen Mary, University of London
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“Having real-world experience implementing software systems as a consultant, or undertaking hardcore programming as an engineer, I can talk the same language as inventors and can understand where they’re coming from.”
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Automotive   
  • Autonomous vehicles
Communications and networks       
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet of things (IOT)
  • Wired and wireless networks
Computing and software      
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Blockchain and distributed ledgers
  • Communications and networks
  • Computer games
  • Data and software security, cryptography and digital rights management (DRM)
  • Data management and storage, databases and data compression
  • Digital assistants, virtual assistants and software agents
  • FinTech and AdTech
  • Machine vision
  • Metaverse, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)
  • Motor capture
  • Multimedia, audio/video processing and animation
  • Natural language processing
  • Robotic process automation
  • Search engines
  • Signal processing
  • Software applications and systems, mobile applications, user interfaces
Electronics and electrical devices    
  • Computer and IT architecture and system design
  • Medical devices
  • Testing systems, control systems, signal processing
  • Wearable tech and human interfaces

I have over 20 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property and a background in IT consulting and software engineering.

Having worked in industry as an IT consultant at Logica, I have first-hand experience of clients’ IP objectives. Later, as a software research engineer at Sony working on video processing and cryptography, I was an inventor on around 50 patent families, so I know how to work with inventors and speak their language, getting around a whiteboard and guiding them through the IP process. I make the most of this background to ensure that our clients’ experiences are as positive, accessible and straightforward as possible.

I mostly focus on areas of technology that lie close to the border between patentable and non-patentable subject-matter: software, algorithms, machine learning, business methods, mathematics, etc. Many of my clients work in emerging technologies that push the limits of what is or is not patent-eligible, and that call for creative solutions to successfully navigate the IP challenges they bring.

I work for a diverse range of clients, from large multinationals to universities and smaller, more local businesses. With a passion for maths, software and IT, anything remotely related to these fields piques my interest: artificial intelligence, cryptography and data security, database management and optimisation, audio/video processing, data compression and network communications, to name but a few.

Recent experience

Acting for a large multinational company to grow and manage its substantial worldwide patent portfolio relating to digital content protection, software security and securing the implementation of machine learning deployments.

Assisting a growing company to develop its patent portfolio focused on the use of artificial intelligence to improve the operation and safety of autonomous vehicles.

Working closely with a network/communications client to help grow its existing patent portfolio so that it is well positioned to leverage and enforce its patent rights in contentious proceedings across Europe.

Navigating the frontier of patentable vs non-patentable subject-matter for a multinational organisation seeking to protect its inventions, based on technologies such as blockchain and neural networks for business-driven contexts and commercial goals (a notoriously difficult patent arena in Europe).

Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2024, 2023
  • Bill Caro Prize for best results in examinations for the Certificate in IP, Queen Mary, University of London
Relevant Search Terms
Recommended Sites
Suggested Media
Recognitions
Additional Info

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