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Jonathan Palmer

Head of High Tech and Electrical

Jonathan Palmer Partner Biotechnology Patents Firm

Jonathan is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the High Tech and Electrical Group.

Jonathan’s practice covers both international and domestic work across the full range of sectors and clients. He has particular expertise in analysing research programmes and advising on the strength of different aspects for patent protection in light of the business needs of the client. He has extensive experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and throughout the world, as well as expertise in patent portfolio management, due diligence, infringement and validity advice, contentious proceedings including oppositions and appeals.

As part of the High Tech and Electrical Group, Jonathan has particular focus on physics, electronics and computer software. His specialisms include: solar photovoltaics; fibre optic based sensing; optical based medical devices and imaging systems; and telecommunications networks and standards including DVB, IP and 3GPP.

In addition to his work in the High Tech and Electrical Group, Jonathan also works within Biotechnological and Life Sciences Group supporting patent work in this field where it strays into areas of electronics, software and algorithms. Some particular areas of experience in this area include: sequence analysis algorithms, bioinformatics data base and processing software, and bioelectronics interfaces.

Jonathan has a BSc (Physics with Computing) and a PhD (Physics) from Southampton University.





The Society for Computers and Law


Chartered UK Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

PhD Physics, University of Southampton

BSc (Hons) Physics with Computing, University of Southampton


Bioinformatics and bioelectronics

Consumer electronics


Oil and gas exploration

Public and academic research institutions

Software and IT

Telecommunications and internet services


Practice areas


Client, server and network software


Interferometers, imaging and sensing technologies

Internet protocols

Optical and particle sensors


Artificial intelligence

Signal encoding


Quantum computing

Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
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Recommended Individual by IAM for 2023

Named as a key attorney by Legal 500, 2023

Listed as a World Leading Patent Professional, 2022, by IAM Patent 1000

Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2021

“They’re very analytical; they won't let us go ahead with anything they don't think they can take forward.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

“…they understand the technologies we're dealing with, which is very good.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

“The relationship [with Jonathan Palmer] is very good, very amicable and he is very proactive.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

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