With a PhD in Bioengineering and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, James possesses a broad knowledge of Science and Engineering. His PhD focused on engineering novel biomaterials to promote the regeneration of damaged/diseased tissue; therefore, naturally, James’ interests lie in all things related to healthcare, medical devices and biomaterials. However, he is also passionate about novel technologies in the oil and gas sector after spending several months as part of the R&D department in the world’s largest oil and gas services company. Beyond the office, James enjoys golf, rugby and climbing.
James is experienced in all stages of UK and European patent prosecution, from filing through to grant, and regularly advises his clients on different prosecution strategies which are adapted to the client’s budget and overall commercial goals. He specialises in patent prosecution in the areas of mechanical engineering, physics and medical devices.
James works with clients of all sizes to draft patent applications to suit their needs, working to ensure the patent application obtains the right scope of protection to meet their commercial aims. He is experienced in drafting claims which are broad in scope to allow his clients a number of strategic fall-back positions.
James has experience advising on all aspects of registered and unregistered design protection, and it is an area in which he has a particular interest. He regularly advises SMEs on protecting their design assets and is familiar with the intricacies involved with this specialist IP area.