Jaani Riordan > 8 New Square Intellectual Property > London, England > Lawyer Profile

8 New Square Intellectual Property
8 New Square


Junior with technical background in computer science and expertise in all fields of intellectual property, media and IT disputes. Particular experience in disputes involving the internet, telecoms, cybersecurity and AI. Author of leading textbook on intermediary liability. Regularly instructed in website blocking orders, interim injunctions, jurisdiction disputes, and IP/licensing arbitrations. Recent cases include: Warner Music v TuneIn [2021] EWCA Civ 441 (copyright); Facebook v Voxer [2021] EWHC 1377 (video streaming patent); Insulet v Roche [2021] EWHC 1933 (medical device patent); Apple v Swatch [2021] EWHC 719 (trade marks); TOT v Vodafone [2021] EWHC 46 (trade secrets; jurisdiction); Wheat v Google [2020] EWHC 27 (jurisdiction); SEL v BDL [2020] EWHC 2004 (IT contract damages inquiry).


Called 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); contributing author to ‘Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria: The Modern Law of Copyright’ (5th ed, 2018).


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


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


Music (violin), opera, photography.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Telecoms Regulation

(IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Jaani Riordan8 New Square

The members of ‘excellent set8 New Square act for ISPs, technology companies, and broadcasters involved in telecoms disputes, cases involving FRAND licensing determinations, and issues arising from breaches of data protection. In Optis Cellular Technology LLC v Apple Retail, Adrian Speck KC and Mark Chacksfield KC successfully brought a patent validity and infringement claim against Apple, with the potential for a highly lucrative FRAND determination. In Microsoft Corp v Khan, Jaani Riordan acted for Microsoft in a claim to uncover sources of counterfeit and grey import product keys for the company’s software products. Jonathan Hill is representing Jaguar Land Rover in Jaguar Land Rover v Haynespro, in a claim concerning allegedly unauthorised access by the defendant to repair information from Jaguar’s database.

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Jaani Riordan8 New SquareJaani is very impressive – very bright, committed and engaged. A star of the future.

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

(Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Jaani Riordan8 New Square