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Dr Cerian Jones


  • BA English — University of Sunderland
  • MSc Computer-Based Info Systems — University of Sunderland
  • PhD Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) — University of Durham
  • PG Diploma in Law
  • PG Certificate in Intellectual Property
  • European Patent Attorney
  • UK Legal 500 recommended lawyer 2019

Cerian specialises in software, telecoms and computer-related inventions.

Cerian has been previously recognised as a specialist in software patent protection by Legal 500 in 2015. Her PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) gives her a solid base of technical knowledge which in turn provides an all-important and unusually deep insight into her clients’ innovations. Cerian’s specific areas of expertise include FinTech software and authentication systems, cyber security, Artificial Intelligence, cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin) and blockchain technologies. She is one of two co-founders of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster and regularly attends software-industry specific events.

Since 2016, Cerian has been the lead patent attorney for nChain Holdings Limited, the global leader in research and development of blockchain/cryptocurrency technologies. In early 2018, ‘The Bitcoin Patent Report’ named nChain holdings as the world's largest filer of patent applications related to blockchain technologies.

Cerian joined UDL in 2007 and became a partner in 2015.


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Articles by Dr Cerian Jones



The future is bright for blockchain and Bitcoin Cash — join us for an evening with nChain in Cardiff on Oct 4th

We’re hosting an evening with nChain CEO, Jimmy Nguyen and Chief Scientist, Dr. Craig Wright.

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IP issues every company should consider

It’s important to understand the difference between IP rights and what they do and don’t protect.

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