James obtained his MChem degree from New College, Oxford in 2011 before being awarded a prestigious Cancer Research UK Prize Studentship to undertake doctoral research. His DPhil project focussed on the development of colorimetric and fluorescent probes for the detection and quantification of a breast cancer biomarker within cellular samples, and led to publications in peer-reviewed journals.
James was awarded several university prizes for his undergraduate work, including the AstraZeneca Prize for Outstanding Performance in Prelims, the Proxime Accessit to the Gibbs Prize in Chemistry Part I, and the GSK Prize in Organic Chemistry Part II. He was also awarded international prizes for his doctoral research. During his years in research, James obtained experience across a broad range of scientific disciplines, including medicinal chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, pharmacology, cell biology, photochemistry and computational chemistry.
James joined J A Kemp in 2015, and works in our London office. He is a part-qualified patent attorney.
James’s work involves the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in all areas of chemistry and pharmaceuticals. He has also assisted in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. James has gained particular experience with handling patent applications in the fields of small molecule therapeutics, drug delivery methods and devices, oligonucleotide and peptide chemistry, polymer chemistry, and chromatography.
University of Oxford, Masters Degree in Chemistry; University of Oxford, DPhil. in Organic Chemistry
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London
Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)