Feng Rao

Trainee Patent Attorney

Feng is a part qualified patent attorney with a broad technical background across biochemistry and biotechnology. Feng has been involved in the prosecution of patent applications in numerous jurisdictions across the world, and additionally has extensive experience in more contentious matters such as oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office and freedom-to-operate opinions. In particular, he has experience in the handling of cases involving bioinformatics, computational biology and sequencing technology – areas which will necessarily evolve quickly in parallel with computing power.

Prior to joining the patent profession, Feng completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge. His published research focussed on the crystallographic, functional and bioinformatic analyses of a bacterial viral defence mechanism which exists alongside the highly-documented CRISPR systems, of which he also has specialist knowledge. 

When not working, you may occasionally see Feng rowing on the Thames or singing in the Royal Albert Hall.

Feng joined J A Kemp as a trainee patent attorney in 2018 after working at another firm, and works in our London office.

Location

London

Education

University of Oxford, Masters Degree in Biochemistry; University of Cambridge, PhD in Biochemistry; University of London, Certificate in Intellectual Property Law

Membership of Professional Bodies

Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); Student Member of EPI

Contact Feng

If you wish to talk to Feng Rao, please send an email directly to frao@jakemp.com

or call +44 20 3077 8600


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