Ian graduated from University of Cardiff with a first class (Hons.) Master’s Degree in Chemistry, and subsequently completed a PhD in organic chemistry from the same institute.
Ian also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from University of Manchester.
Ian joined GJE in 2016 from another leading IP firm.
Prior to joining the patent profession, Ian worked at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), Singapore, where he led a range of projects relating to natural product synthesis and medicinal chemistry.
Ian qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2017.
Upon completing his PhD, Ian developed his research at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), in Singapore, before returning to the UK to join the patent profession.
Ian works in areas spanning the field of chemistry. He has a particular interest in pharmaceutical chemistry and industrial chemistry, and specialises in personal and homecare products, large scale synthetic processes, and pharmaceuticals.
Working with a wide range of clients, Ian has experience with individual inventors, universities and spin-out companies to multinational companies. Ian’s expertise is in drafting and prosecution of patent applications relating to the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.