Jason Boakes

Jason Boakes, Partner


  • BSc (Physics); MPhil
  • Dip Law (College of Law)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Designs Attorney
  • European Trade Mark Attorney


Jason has practised in the field of Intellectual Property since 1994, working primarily in the advanced engineering, electronics and ICT sectors.

After starting his career as a patent attorney at a respected London-based firm, Jason later became a partner in a large firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys where he became the Head of the Engineering and Nanotechnology Groups. Jason co-founded Secerna LLP in May 2011. He advises highly innovative companies including many global corporations on how best to protect their Intellectual Assets and mitigate competitor threat.

Specialist Sectors

  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Electro-mechanical Devices
  • Medical Devices
  • Oil and Gas Products and Services
  • Automotive Engineering

Areas of special expertise

  • Patent enforcement and defence worldwide
  • Litigation support relating to validity of third party patents, infringement advice and product adaptation
  • IP portfolio management including filing strategies, competitor analysis and patent landscaping
  • Oppositions and Appeals at the European Patent Office (EPO)