Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
John graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an Honours Degree in Biotechnology.
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 and joined the partnershp in 2003.
Prior to joining Gill Jennings & Every, John worked for several years as a scientist at Celltech Plc (now part of UCB).
John has huge experience advising biotechnology and pharma companies on how to protect their innovations.
John’s areas of specialism are mainly in the biotechnology and pharma fields, including:
John also has considerable experience advising investors and in preparing companies looking for investment. He further specialises in the following:
• Due diligence
• Putting in place procedures for internal IP management
• Innovation capture
• Board-level strategic advice
John works with a diverse range of UK and overseas biotech and pharma companies, as well as advising overseas attorney firms on EP prosecution matters. Notable biotech clients include leaders in oncolmmunity therapies, vaccine technologies and in vitro diagnostics.
• Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
• European Patent Institute (EPI)
• Director of PAMIA Limited (the UK patent attorney profession’s mutual insurer).
Outside of work, and away from the demands of bringing up two lovely daughters, John enjoys active holidays, walking in the Pyrenees, French Alps and Scottish highlands. He has an ongoing struggle with trying to learn French.