Angela Jack

Managing Associate, Employed Barrister
London

Angela is an experienced barrister and a member of the EIP's litigation team. She joined EIP from Chambers in the Temple with a 12-year track record in litigation, having appeared at all levels of tribunals and courts from first instance to the Court of Appeal.

Since joining EIP Angela has been involved in Patent and FRAND litigation and in successful cases from the IPEC, and High Court through to the Supreme Court, including Unwired Planet v Huawei.

She is a law graduate and more recently gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Oxford and she is currently involved in the Optis v Apple litigation.

Experience

  • Optis v Apple: Part of the UK team acting for the Optis group in patent dispute with Apple including working on trials which found that no estoppel defence arose out “late” declarations of standard essential patents (Trial B) and in a trial which found that Apple were not at that time entitled to enforce the ETSI undertaking against Optis and that Apple would accordingly be injuncted unless Apple committed to enter into a FRAND licence to be determined by the High Court of England and Wales (Trial F). Currently part of the FRAND trial team.
  • Lead associate at EIP acting for Unwired Planet in the Court of Appeal, successfully resisting the appeal brought by Huawei in FRAND proceedings. (link)
  • Lead associate at EIP in the Unwired Planet v Huawei FRAND proceedings (link)
  • Technetix v Teleste. Acting for Teleste in successfully defending them against a claim of patent infringement brought in the IPEC. The case was widely reported, as it was the first time that the English courts had considered the existence of a “Formstein defence”. The court held that the asserted patent was invalid and also held that whilst the alleged infringement would have fallen within the scope of the claims under the doctrine of equivalents, Teleste would have been entitled to a Formstein defence, if such a defence exists in English law. (link)
  • Urgent anti-suit proceedings to ensure the discontinuance of proceedings commenced in China by Huawei which sought to relitigate matters already determined in Unwired Planet v Huawei [2017] EWHC 711 (Pat) and to recover monies payable in accordance with that decision
  • Unwired Planet International Limited v Huawei, Samsung and Google. Acting as part of the team for Unwired Planet in its enforcement of EP (UK) 0,989,712
  • Good Technology v MobileIron. Acting as part of the team for Good Technology Inc in patent litigation in the field of mobile device management (link)

Recent work

  • Acting for Unwired Planet and Conversant Wireless in successful Supreme Court proceedings against Huawei (and ZTE for Conversant) on the issue of FRAND in the context of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) in the field of telecommunication. (link)
  • Acting for Teleste in successfully defending a claim for patent infringement by Technetix BV in the United Kingdom Patents Court in the field of cable TV equipment. (link)
  • Acting for Unwired Planet and Conversant in the Supreme Court appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE. (link)
  • Acting for Conversant in the FRAND aspects of Conversant v Huawei and ZTE.
  • High Court patent litigation in the field of CATV electronics.

Published articles

  • November 2022
    EIP Updates, Supermarkets trademark battle to consider bad faith allegations (link)
  • September 2021
    Law 360, Takeaways On Pre-Action Protocols From UK Patent Ruling (link)
  • September 2016
    JIPLP, More pain for Pfizer-second medical use claims not infringed (link)

Education and qualifications

  • 2018
    Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford
  • 1998 — 1999
    Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, City University
  • 1995 — 1998
    Bachelor of Laws, University of Reading

Career history

  • 2021 — present
    Managing Associate, EIP
  • 2018 — 2021
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2015 — 2018
    Associate, EIP
  • 2007 — 2015
    Barrister, Five Paper
  • 2006 — 2007
    Barrister, 1 MTL
  • 2005 — 2006
    Pupil Barrister, Arden Chambers

Languages spoken

  • French (Conversational)
  • British Sign Language (Level 2)

Additional information

Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1999