James St Ville KC > 8 New Square Intellectual Property > London, England > Lawyer Profile

8 New Square Intellectual Property
8 New Square


James St.Ville is a barrister specialising in intellectual property and IT law, including patents, EPO oppositions, confidential information, registered designs, unregistered design rights, copyright, database rights, trade marks, passing off, trade libel, and IT and computer contract disputes many of which deal with complex engineering, electronics and software.  He is a chartered engineer with substantial experience of commercial electronics, optical communications and engineering research.  He has expertise in interim injunctions including search orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders, disk imaging orders, delivery up of source code, ex-parte injunctions to identify and deal with computer hackers, jurisdiction disputes, pre-action disclosure, third party disclosure, UK Border Agency seizures and disputes over letters of request and the examination of witnesses for the purpose of foreign proceedings.  Recent cases include Cabo v MGA (ongoing 2021 – alleged threats of patent infringement proceedings and breaches of competition law), Centek v Giles (2020 – breach of confidence, copyright and committal for contempt), TQ Delta v ZyXEL [2020] FSR 10 (CA) (SEPs and FRAND/RAND determination), Prosyscor v Netsweeper (2019 – internet authentication), Spin Master v PMS [2017] Bus LR 1627 (registered designs), Epoch v Character Options [2017] FSR 42 (water fusible polyhedral beads), Positec v Husqvarna [2016] Bus LR 714 (robotic lawn mowers), VPG v Air-Weigh [2016] FSR 4 (vehicle weighing) and Procter and Gamble v Star Global [2016] RPC 19 (parallel imports).


Called 1995, Gray’s Inn.  Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland, 2014.  Co-author ‘Russell-Clarke and Howe on Industrial Designs’ (9th and 10th editions).


Intellectual Property Bar Association (IPBA); Chartered Engineer (CEng); Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); Chancery Bar Association (ChBA).


Hampton School; St John’s College, Cambridge University (MA Electrical and Information Sciences and Engineering, 1st); Chartered Engineer and MIET; City University (Dip Law).


Enjoys fringe theatre, travel and playing jazz on the flute.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Telecoms Regulation

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

James St Ville KC8 New Square