James Ring

Senior Associate


James joined Dehns in 2013 after completing his PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Bristol. His research was focused on optics and catastrophe theory, and introduced to the field several new laser beam profiles with unusual propagation properties. Before that, he graduated with First Class Honors in a Physics MSci at the University of Bristol. James became an Associate of the firm in 2019, and a Senior Associate in 2023.


Type of clients and client work

James works with a wide variety of clients, including multinational corporations, Universities, SMEs, and lone inventors. The work he does is tailored to each client’s needs, and he has experience in all stages of patent prosecution, from drafting new applications, to working on global patent portfolios.



He works in a wide variety of areas throughout Physics and Engineering. He has handled patent applications in automotive, aerospace, and drone technology, as well as in laser physics, network security, and medical prosthetics, to name just a few.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023
  • UK Patent Attorney, 2017
  • European Patent Attorney, 2017
  • Intellectual Property Law Post-Graduate Certificate, 2014 (Brunel University)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, 2013


Higher Education

PhD in Theoretical Physics, University of Bristol, 2013

First Class Honours in Physics MSci, University of Bristol, 2009

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200 +44 (0)20 7353 8895


mechanical engineering, physics