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  • Germany
  • France
  • China
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Jan Walaski


Partner, Patent Attorney, Solicitor

Partner, Patentanwalt, Rechtsanwalt

Associé, Patent Attorney, Solliciteur

合伙人, 专利代理人, 律师

パートナー, 弁理士, 事務弁護士

파트너, 변리사, 간청자

  • English (en)
  • 한국의 (ko)


Jan heads up the electronics and engineering team, having stepped down from his position as Managing Partner, which he held from 2015 to 2021. He is a UK and European patent attorney and solicitor. Prior to his legal career, he gained industry experience as a control engineer in one of the UK’s largest chemical/pharmaceutical companies, working mainly on control technology and software simulation of manufacturing processes.

Jan specialises in patent prosecution and advice in the electronics and software fields. He enjoys the variety and challenge of working in new fields of technology and has gained experience over a wide range of technical subject matter, including cryptography, digital systems, display technology, telecommunications, operating system software and fuel and battery cell technology, to name but a few.  He also has substantial experience of prosecuting applications in the challenging area of business related software, where he has acted for a betting exchange as well as providers of trading, gaming and other internet based platforms.

Jan has extensive experience of European prosecution, opposition and appeal procedures and is increasingly involved in litigation matters, both before the EPO and in infringement proceedings before the UK courts, as part of Venner Shipley’s legal team.


Jan attended the University of Southampton where he gained a first class honours degree in Electronic Engineering. He then completed his Law Society Finals with distinction at Chester College of Law.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute
  • Member of the Law Society

Recognition and Awards

  • Legal 500 UK (PATMA: Patent Attorneys) – 2021 & 2020
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (Patent Star) – 2021, 2020 & 2019
  • IAM Patent 1000 (Silver) for Patent Prosecution – 2021, 2020 & 2019


“Jan Walaski was understanding and flexible in our dealings with him.” Client Testimonial, Legal 500 UK (PATMA: Patent Attorneys) – 2021 


얀 왈라스키 파트너 변리사는 영국변리사, 유럽변리사, 변호사 (비개업), 변리사 소송자 자격이 있습니다. 런던의 타 유수 법률 사무소에서 지적재산 관련 소송자로 근무하다가 1996년 Venner Shipley에 입사했습니다. 법조계에 몸담기 이전에는 영국 유수 화학/제약 회사에서 제어 기술자로 일하며 기업실무 경험을 쌓았습니다.

전자와 소프트웨어 관련분야의 특허 출원의 절차진행을 전문업무로 하고 있습니다. 항상 다양하고 새로운 분야의 기술에서 일하는 것을 즐기며, 최근 Legal 500에서 전문지식을 인정받았습니다. 복잡한 인터넷 기술부터 연료전지에 이르는 폭넓은 기술주제에 다양한 경험이 있습니다. 영국 베팅 교환과 미국의 거래 소프트웨어 개발회사를 상대하는 등 사업 관련분야의 특허출원과 절차진행에도 상당한 경험이 있습니다.

유럽특허의 절차진행, 이의제기와 항소, 그리고 영국특허청에서의 공판에 폭넓은 경험이 있습니다.


얀 왈라스키 파트너 변리사는University of Southampton 에서 전자공학과에서  1등급 우등학위를 받았습니다. 그 후 Chester College of Law에서 변호사자격 과정을 거쳤습니다.


  • 영국 변리사 협회 펠로우
  • Representation at the UPC – final details emerge

  • The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court – Q & A

  • Update on the latest developments regarding the UP/UPC

  • Financial Time’s, Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2021

  • Venner Shipley recognised by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2021 IP STARS rankings

  • Venner Shipley News

  • World Intellectual Property Day – IP & SMEs: Taking your ides to market

  • Summary of Enlarged Board of Appeal decision G1/19 (Pedestrian Simulation)

  • Venner Shipley shortlisted for Firm of the Year – Patent Prosecution and, Firm of the Year – Trademark Contentious (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms) at the 2021 Managing IP Awards

  • UKIPO published guidance on the question of Address for Service after Brexit

  • Venner Shipley recognised by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2020 IP STARS rankings

  • Venner Shipley strengthens trade mark offering and expands patent practice with the addition of Brookes IP

  • Chambers UK 2021 recognises Venner Shipley as a leading firm

  • Venner Shipley maintains Tier 1 ranking for PATMA: Patent Attorneys in the 2021 edition of Legal 500

  • Venner Shipley makes partner promotion

  • Venner Shipley recognised by IAM Patent 1000 2020

  • Venner Shipley ranked as a leading firm for client service

  • COVID-19

  • Brexit and Patents: No Change

  • Implications of the UK General Election on Brexit

  • Unitary Patent Update

  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2015