Isabel Jamal

CALL: 2008
Isabel Jamal is an extremely sought-after junior with significant experience, in particular in highly technical patent cases

Described in the directories as “a super star” and “an extremely conscientious and talented junior who impresses instructing parties with her commercial focus and responsiveness”, Isabel specialises in all areas of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on technically complex patent cases. Who’s who legal states that “no list of good patent juniors would be complete without Isabel”.

  • Experience

    Patents & SPCs

    • Actavis v Eli Lilly [2017] UKSC 48: a landmark case regarding the scope of patent protection and the doctrine of equivalents.
    • Unwired Planet v Huawei [2018] EWCA Civ 2344: a seminal FRAND appeal decision in this jurisdiction which considered issues of FRAND for a global portfolio, the meaning and effect of the CJEU judgment in Huawei v ZTE, and considerations of the appropriateness of an injunction following a finding of infringement and validity of certain UK SEPs in the portfolio.
    • Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL v Huawei Technologies and Ors [2018] EWHC 808: a jurisdiction hearing relating to the justiciability of and appropriate forum for a global FRAND determination.
    • Hospira v Cubist [2018] EWCA Civ 12: a patent validity appeal relating to the issue of expectation of success in the context of an obviousness attack.
    • Warner Lambert v Generics Ltd and Actavis [2016] EWCA Civ 1006: a patent appeal relating to the issues of validity and infringement of Swiss form claims; judgment from the Supreme Court pending.
    • EMGS v Petroleum Geoservices [2015] EWHC 2391 (Pat) & [2016] EWHC 881 (Pat): a patent validity and infringement dispute in which the patent related to the use of electromagnetics in oil and gas exploration. The case settled before judgment was handed down.
    • Actavis Group and others v ICOS Corporation and others [2016] EWHC 1955 (Pat): a patent infringement and validity dispute in relation to two patents concerning a dosing regimen for, and formulation of a sexual dysfunction drug.
    • Actavis v Boehringer C-577/13: a dispute resulting in a hearing in front of the CJEU regarding the meaning and effect of the SPC Regulation.

    Copyright & Databases

    • SAS Institute v World Programming Limited C-406/10: a copyright case regarding the extent to which there is copyright in the functionality of computer software.
    • A confidential arbitration dispute regarding breach of contract, breach of confidence and copyright infringement (2018).

    Trade marks & Brands

    • IPC Media v Media 10 [2014] EWCA Civ 1439: a trade mark dispute relating to the use of the trade mark “IDEAL HOME” for online retail services, addressing the issue of honest concurrent use.
    • Evegate Publishing v Newsquest Media [2013] EWHC 1975 (Ch): a trade mark and passing off dispute concerning newspaper and magazine titles.

    Design Rights

    • Alfrank v Exclusive [2015] EWHC 1372 (IPEC): a damages enquiry relating to appropriate damages to be awarded for unregistered design right infringement.

    IT & Telecoms Disputes

    • Unwired Planet v Huawei [2017] EWHC 1304: the first FRAND trial in this jurisdiction which resulted in an assessment of FRAND for a global portfolio; appeal judgment pending.
    • Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL v Huawei Technologies and Ors [2018] EWHC 808: a jurisdiction hearing relating to the justiciability of and appropriate forum for a global FRAND determination.
    • Vringo Infrastructure Inc v ZTE (UK) Ltd [2014] EWHC 3924 (Pat): a standards essential patent validity and infringement dispute regarding a UMTS patent, in which at the pre-trial stage the case management of the FRAND defence was considered by Birss J.”
    • HTC v Apple [2013] EWCA Civ 451: a major patent dispute concerning four Apple patents relating to various features of a smart – phone user interface, including the well-publicised “slide to unlock” patent.

    Jurisdiction & Remedies

    • Unwired Planet v Huawei [2018] EWCA Civ 2344: a seminal FRAND appeal decision in this jurisdiction which considered issues of FRAND for a global portfolio, the meaning and effect of the CJEU judgment in Huawei v ZTE, and considerations of the appropriateness of an injunction following a finding of infringement and validity of certain UK SEPs in the portfolio.
    • Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL v Huawei Technologies and Ors [2018] EWHC 808: a jurisdiction hearing relating to the justiciability of and appropriate forum for a global FRAND determination.

    Arbitration & Mediation

    • A confidential arbitration dispute regarding breach of contract, breach of confidence and copyright infringement (2018).
  • Qualifications
    • Masters in Physics and Philosophy; St Hilda’s College Oxford (2006), First class
    • Graduate Diploma in Law (2007)
    • Bar Vocational Course (2008)
    • Lillian Blake Exhibition (Oxon)
    • Helen Mary Allen Scholarship (Oxon)
    • Lord Brougham Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
    • Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
    • Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Professional memberships
    • Intellectual Property Bar Association
    • Chancery Bar Association
  • Hobbies & interests
    • Rowing
    • Horse Riding
    • Classical Singing
    • Travel

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