James is a part-qualified patent attorney following completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary in early 2021, and the pre-EQE in 2022. Since joining Patent Boutique, James has gained experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, as well as assisting with opposition proceedings. He has worked on a variety of technologies, primarily in the life sciences, such as genome editing, biological therapeutics, screening assays, and nucleic acid sequencing technologies.
Before joining Patent Boutique, he completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford in Cardiovascular Medicinal Chemistry, funded by the British Heart Foundation. During his DPhil, James sat at the interface of chemistry and biology and gained experience in several techniques such as heterologous protein expression, molecular biology, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, small molecule synthesis and cell-based assays. Several aspects of his DPhil work have been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Prior to undertaking his DPhil, James obtained a first class MChem degree in Chemistry with a year abroad from Cardiff University.
Throughout his studies James has gained interest and knowledge in a wide variety of areas such as protein and peptide therapeutics, peptidomimetics, organic and medicinal chemistry, inflammation biology, epigenetics, and biotechnology.