Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
John graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an Honours Degree in Biochemistry.
John joined Gill Jennings & Every in 1996 after completing the MSc course in the Management of Intellectual Property at Queen Mary College (University of London). He qualified as both a Chartered and European Patent Attorney in 2001. John joined the partnership in 2003.
Prior to Gill Jennings & Every, John worked for several years as a scientist in Celltech Plc (now part of UCB).
Working with both UK-based biotech companies and overseas pharmaceutical companies, John has experience in obtaining patents for clients in a wide range of biotechnology subjects, including industrial biotechnology, regenerative medicine, immunology and diagnostics.
His clients seek protection worldwide, and John has extensive experience in dealing with attorneys and procedures in a wide range of countries. He has advised on several IPOs and trade sales, and has considerable experience in helping clients devise the right IP strategy to meet their commercial objectives.
He has particular experience in advising early-stage companies, helping them put in place procedures for managing growing IP portfolios and encouraging innovation.