James is a part-qualified patent attorney. He joined Patent Boutique in July 2020 having spent the initial part of his training at a regional Patent and Trade Mark firm, and he is hoping to complete his training and qualify as a Chartered and European Patent Attorney in the near future.
Prior to beginning his training, James obtained a BSc in Biomedicine from the University of East Anglia and subsequently obtained his MSc in Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary University of London.
During his training, James has gained experience working with clients ranging from sole inventors to quoted companies. He has regularly worked on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the UKIPO and EPO, as well as assisting in the prosecution of global patent families. He also has experience working with clients on wider portfolio and IP strategy matters, including freedom to operate. His areas of interest include mechanical engineering, renewable energy, medical devices and consumer goods.