After graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in Physics, James worked as a Patent Examiner in the UK Intellectual Property Office for over four years. As part of this role, he searched and examined patent applications in both mechanical and electrical subject matter. James joined Dehns in 2006, became an Associate in 2012 and was made Partner in 2016.
James has many years of EPO oppositions/appeals experience and has already represented clients in more than 30 hearings in the first six months of 2021. He has worked with large clients such as Kimberly-Clark and Pratt & Whitney, and regularly offers advice on litigation strategy across multiple jurisdictions.
In addition to patent work, he also files registered design applications and advises on matters of validity and infringement of registered and unregistered designs in the UK and Europe.
James handles patent work in a variety of engineering fields, including aeronautical and automotive engineering, materials science, flow control systems, additive manufacturing, power generation, storage and transmission, electrical consumer goods, healthcare products and medical devices.