Year joined: 2014
Qualifications: MBiochem DPhil EPA CPA
James has managed the prosecution of significant European patent portfolios. He also handles EPO opposition and appeal work and has presented cases at inter partes and ex partes oral proceedings. James has also prosecuted SPC portfolios across Europe, regularly advises clients in this area and has experience in SPC contentious practice. He has worked with clients that include global pharmaceutical companies and universities.¬†James has expertise in various areas of technology, including biochemistry, biotechnology, immunology, diagnostics, (oligo) nucleotide therapy, plant extracts and cardiac stents. He has prosecuted portfolios relating to therapeutic antibodies, bacterial vaccines and nucleic acid amplification techniques.
James has a master's degree in biochemistry and a doctorate on the biochemistry of heart disease, both from Oxford University. James also conducted post-doctoral research at Universit√© Paris-XI on cardiac disease. He is an author of several peer-reviewed papers on this subject.
Membership & Organisations
James is a CIPA fellow and member of the EPI.