European Patent Attorney
James has experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications before both the UKIPO and the EPO. He also has experience in contentious proceedings, primarily in the form of opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO, as well as IP due diligence, and advising on inventorship and ownership of patent rights.
James works with clients ranging from sole inventors and start-ups through to universities and multinational corporations.
He works with clients across a wide range of technologies in the life sciences, consumer goods and mechanical sectors. James has particular expertise in genome editing technologies, biological therapeutics, screening assays, nucleic acid sequencing technologies, pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical formulations, home and personal care products, small molecules and enzymes.
James joined Patent Boutique in 2019 after completing a DPhil and a brief postdoctoral research fellowship split between the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and the Chemistry Research Laboratory, both at the University of Oxford. Prior to this, James obtained a first class masters degree in Chemistry from Cardiff University. He was awarded the TOCRIS prize for best MChem degree performance and the Excellent undergraduate research prize upon graduating from Cardiff.