Jonathan Ball

Jon Ball is a highly experienced IP dispute resolution lawyer, with over 20 years' experience in assisting clients achieve their commercial goals across all forms of contentious IP matters, with a particular focus on patent enforcement.

Based in Gowling WLG's London office, Jon assists clients in various sectors, particularly in life sciences and technology. He is widely praised by clients for his responsiveness and his ability to explain complex issues in a straightforward manner, and for focusing on the clients' commercial imperatives.

Jon is ranked as a leading practitioner in various directories including Chambers & Partners and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), among others.

Jon also has extensive experience in assisting client's deal with major cyber hacking and data compromise incidents, particularly in the urgent crisis management phase, and is a well-known and highly respected cyber incident response 'coach' both with clients and with the major cyber insurance underwriters

Jon regularly speaks at relevant industry events and contributes to various industry and legal publications.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2017

    • Career
      Norton Rose Fulbright, Head of Risk Advisory, EMEA
  • 2008

    • Career
      Norton Rose Fulbright, IP Litigation Partner
  • 2007

    • Career
      DMH Stallard, IP Litigation Partner
  • 2006

    • Education
      University of Exeter, Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology
  • 2004

    • Career
      Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Senior Associate, IP Litigation
  • 2000

    • Education
      University of Bristol, Post Graduate Diploma in IP law and Practice
  • 1999

    • Career
      September 1999
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 1997

    • Career
      Taylor Wessing, Associate, IP Litigation
    • Education
      College of Law, Legal Practice Certificate
  • 1996

    • Education
      College of Law, Common Professional Examination
  • 1991

    • Education
      University of Bristol, BSc. Biochemistry
    • Career
      Metropolitan Police, Forensic Scientist