James is part of the IT & Engineering group at GJE and is involved in drafting and prosecuting global patent portfolios. He mainly works with UK and European patents but regularly instructs the prosecution of applications further abroad, such as the US and China. In addition to his drafting and prosecution he also assists with contentious matters and provides advice on patent infringement and freedom to operate.
Working alongside a wide range of clients, James has helped multinational corporations, SMEs, start-ups and single inventors protect their intellectual property. These include a world leading telecommunications and electronics company, a well-known manufacturer of consumer goods, and a number of computer technology start-ups which have since gone on to be acquired.
In his spare time, James is a keen runner and is normally training for his next race. He also enjoys travelling and, when back in London, attempting to recreate the food he tried on his trips.
James works with inventions across a variety of technologies, with his main specialisms in:
- Soft matter physics
- Mechanical and electronic devices
- Materials science
- Medical devices
James graduated from the University of Leeds with a First Class Master’s degree in Physics. As part of his studies, he spent a year at McMaster University in Canada where he focused on nanotechnology and soft matter physics, using this to develop novel liquid crystal devices after returning to Leeds.
James joined GJE in 2018 and is working towards full qualifications as a UK and European patent attorney. He was awarded with a Distinction for the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law taught at Queen Mary University of London.