James St Ville > 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 law and IT law, including patents, 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 TQ Delta v ZyXEL (2019 – 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). See www.8newsquare.co.uk/jsv.


Called 1995, Gray’s Inn.  Co-author ‘Russell-Clarke and Howe on Industrial Designs’ (9th ed).


Intellectual Property Bar Association (IPBA); The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO); Society of Computers and Law (SCL); 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 > IT and telecoms

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

James St Ville8 New SquareHe is extremely thorough and considered, and very good on his feet.