J A Kemp Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys to Open Office in Cambridge

11 January 2016

J A Kemp has announced that it will open an office in Cambridge in February 2016.

Ranked in tier 1 by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, J A Kemp is one of the largest UK and European patent and trade mark attorney firms. The firm’s strong international presence is complemented by a UK practice that has nearly doubled in volume in the past four years and has long included significant work for several of the country’s leading university-based technology transfer organisations as well as a diverse range of significant clients in other sectors. J A Kemp also advises start-ups and growing businesses across all industry sectors on patents, trade marks and IP strategy.

The firm’s patent capabilities embrace all technology areas across the spectrum of biotechnology and life sciences, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, electronics, engineering, IT and software. The fast-growing business, scientific and academic hub of Cambridge is an ideal base to expand the firm’s operations with a view to serving clients there and in the M11 corridor and East of England.

The firm, whose main office is in central London, already has an office in Oxford which has tripled in size over the last four years. The office in Cambridge will be at 30 Station Road, in the well-connected and growing business district surrounding Cambridge railway station, and will accommodate six attorneys and two support staff.

Commenting on the move, partner Andy Bentham, who will head up the new office, said:

“We have seen a significant increase in patent activity from the UK in the last few years. Much of this stems from the entrepreneurial scientific communities in Oxford and Cambridge. In Cambridge growth is faster now than at any time in the 25 years since I first came here as an undergraduate.

“We are looking forward to joining the Cambridge cluster of hi-tech, biomedical, agri-tech and other innovators. With 150 people based in our main office in London and over 20 based in Oxford, opening an office in Cambridge too means we can offer services from all three points of the so-called ‘golden triangle’.”

J A Kemp has the specialist expertise required to secure and protect the most complex patent portfolios and the firm has an internationally renowned team of specialists in trade mark matters. J A Kemp also offers full-service IP dispute resolution and litigation expertise.

For further information contact: Claire Wright, Head of Marketing - cwright@jakemp.com - 020 3077 8600.

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