Justin Hill > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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Intellectual Property and Technology


Justin Hill is a partner and Head of the Firm’s Patent Prosecution and Opposition practices across Europe. All of the leading independent legal directories have consistently recognized Justin as a Leader in the Field of Intellectual Property. Legal 500 has recently referred to Justin as “hugely impressive” and Chambers Legal ranks him as leader in an elite group of Band 1 European patent attorneys saying “Justin Hill stands out for his exceptional commercial knowledge, understanding of new technologies and IP developments”.

Justin is a European patent attorney and a patent attorney litigator and has previous experience working in research and in industry. His practice includes advising on the preparation and prosecution of UK, European and international patent applications, designs, trade marks, know-how and copyright issues.

Justin is a strategic thinker with international perspectives and IP portfolio management expertise. He sees IP rights as assets for supporting commercial objectives that need to be managed on time and within budget. Justin assists his clients with IP policy formulation and implementation, highly efficient IP filing programs, competitive intelligence and positioning, revenue generation opportunities, IP risk management and IP disputes. He also provides infringement and validity opinions, as well as specializing in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. Justin spends a considerable amount of his time in IP negotiations as well as in patent litigation matters before the high court and other national courts.

Justin has a first class honors degree and a Ph.D. from Imperial College in London. The patent attorney team comprises talented scientists and engineers and can handle any area of technology.

Justin sits on the advisory boards of VC and other companies and is a Tech London Advocate.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, a Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, a Representative before the Office of Harmonization of Internal Markets, and serves on the CIPA advisory Committee for Computer Technologies, as well as the Firm’s Life Science Steering Committee.


European Patent Attorney, European Opposition and Appeals Divisions; Patent Attorney, European Patent Office and UK Patent Office; Patent Attorney Litigator, UK High Court and Appeals Court, and Unitary Patent Court

Justin joined the Firm from Olswang where he was Co-Head of Patents with responsibility for managing patent teams across London and Munich. Before that he spent 10 years at international law firm McDermott Will & Emery, during which time he was Head of the European IP Prosecution and Opposition Practices and built another highly rated full service IP team.


Imperial College London, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Semiconductor Physics

Nottingham Law School, Master of Laws, LL.M., Intellectual Property Litigation

University of London, Chemistry and Business Studies

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys

Dentons’ patent prosecution practice counts national and global technology companies among its key roster of clients and has demonstrable experience across the automotive, artificial intelligence, electronics and pharmaceutical sectors. The team’s expertise in the space and defence arena is highlighted by the launch of the Seraphim Space Camp Accelerator, aimed at attracting space technology companies globally, and the firm’s TechConcierge, a programme to support all aspects of the development and growth of technology companies. With a base in Cambridge, the team acts as a destination practice for the UK’s leading research and development facilities, and on account of the firm’s global presence, the group is well-placed to handle cross-border mandates. Practice leader Justin Hill heads up the patent and opposition teams across all the firm’s European offices, including the UK and Germany, and manages global patent portfolios.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious)

Dentons‘ patents practice offers its clients comprehensive litigation, advisory, transactional, and prosecution assistance, with a strong bench of litigators who are trusted by companies in the technology, retail, media, finance and public sectors. Justin Hill leads the team, which is praised for its ‘excellent service’ and ‘pragmatic approach’. Recent highlights for the team include advising high-profile clients on their UK and European patent portfolios, as well as acting for generic pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement and validity proceedings.