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8 New Square Intellectual Property
8 New Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QP
England

Position

Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, information technology and media law, with particular focus on disputes involving the internet. Computer science background with particular technical expertise in electronics, telecommunications and web technologies. Also practises defamation, privacy and cybersecurity law. Practice includes advocacy and advisory work, often involving cross-border disputes and conflict of laws issues. Dual qualified in Australia and the United Kingdom. Please see the barrister entry at www.8newsquare.co.uk for examples of recent cases.

Career

Called 2008 (Australia), 2012 (England and Wales); Lincoln’s Inn. Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia in 2009. Practised as an IP/technology litigation solicitor in a top-tier corporate law firm in Australia. Also lectured in contract, trusts and copyright law at University of Oxford. Publications of note include practitioners’ text ‘The Liability of Internet Intermediaries’ (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Memberships

Intellectual Property Juniors Society (IPSoc); Chancery Bar Association; Anglo-Australasian Lawyers’ Society; Worshipful Company of Stationers.

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford (2012, DPhil Law, Clarendon Scholar, Oxford Australia Scholar). University of Melbourne (2007 Bachelor of Law, top 1st in law); University of Melbourne (2007, Bachelor of Computer Science, 1st).

Leisure

Music (violin), opera, photography.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jaani Riordan8 New SquareHe is an amazingly talented junior who is especially strong in the tech sector.

8 New Square is ‘one of the strongest IP sets in terms of depth of talent’, with barristers that are ‘very strong on all aspects of IP law, from the most junior to QC level’. The set is particularly known for complex patent litigation; Adrian Speck QC and Isabel Jamal are instructed by Unwired Planet while Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC is representing Huawei in high-profile litigation relating to FRAND terms for a global standard essential patent license that is set to be appealed to the Supreme Court next year. In recent Supreme Court cases, Speck QC acted for Actavis, Mylan and Teva, alongside new silk Mark Chacksfield QC in patent litigation against Eli Lilly, while Lindsay Lane QC, who also took silk this year, and Jaani Riordan represented British Telecommunications plc and EE against Cartier International AG in a dispute relating the conditions of an order requiring internet service providers to block or attempt to block access to websites infringing registered trademarks.

London Bar > IT and telecoms

(IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jaani Riordan8 New SquareHe is extremely bright and responsive with strong technical skills.

8 New Square, which has been highlighted as ‘one of the best sets in the IP world’, is also considered ‘at the top of its game in IT’. The ‘excellent set’ has expertise in contractual disputes, as well as on those relating to domain names, and data rights and protection. High-profile instructions include Conversant Wireless Licensing Sarl v Huawei Technology Co Ltd, in which Jaani Riordan is instructed for Huawei and Adrian Speck QC for Conversant, and Argos Ltd v Argos Systems Inc, which includes Jonathan Hill for the claimant and Jaani Riordan for the defendant.

8 New Square, which has been highlighted as ‘one of the best sets in the IP world’, is also considered ‘at the top of its game in IT’. The ‘excellent set’ has expertise in contractual disputes, as well as on those relating to domain names, and data rights and protection. High-profile instructions include Conversant Wireless Licensing Sarl v Huawei Technology Co Ltd, in which Jaani Riordan is instructed for Huawei and Adrian Speck QC for Conversant, and Argos Ltd v Argos Systems Inc, which includes Jonathan Hill for the claimant and Jaani Riordan for the defendant.