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J A Kemp

Work 020 3077 8600
Fax 020 7430 1000
Cambridge, London, Munich, Oxford

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys
PATMA: Patent attorneys - ranked: tier 1

J A Kemp (Oxford, London, Cambridge)

J A Kemp is ‘a premium, top-tier, European patent firm’ that is singled out for its ‘excellent response times and appropriate advice’. The team is ‘knowledgeable and current on EPO practice and fully understands the industry-relevant aspects of clients’ inventions’. Its impressive client roster includes Gilead Sciences, Oxford University, Life Technologies Corporation, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and Sony Corporation. Recent work includes assisting a US research university with the grant of a European patent, the successful defence of an opposition against the patent, and obtaining European-wide SPC based on the patent; successfully acting for Thermo Fisher in obtaining revocation of a key patent at opposition oral proceedings at the EPO; and advising L’Oreal in preserving freedom to operate from a competitor seeking a granted patent in the UK in the hair coloring space. Key figures in the sizeable team, which comprises more than 60 patent specialists, includes biotechnology and life sciences head Patrick Campbell, who handles patent prosecution for life sciences companies and is recommended for EPO oppositions; Mark Roberts, who is rated for his particular expertise in the areas of medical devices and high-strength materials; and Chris Milton, who is ‘technically gifted in the chemical space’. Ravi Srinivasan, John Leeming, Andrew Bentham, Sarah Roques, Amanda Simons and Graham Lewis are also highly recommended.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - ranked: tier 1

J A Kemp (Oxford, London, Cambridge)

J A Kemp is singled out for its ‘excellent technical knowledge, strength in depth, commercial awareness and responsiveness’. It is increasingly recognised as one of the go-to firms for complex trade mark advice and trade mark related litigation, with growing caseload in the pharmaceutical and med-tech sectors. Practice head James Fish, who is based in Cambridge, ‘offers plenty of relevant advice early on to stop clients going down blind alleys and guides through the process with customary charm’. Key figures include Oxford-based Ben Mooneapillay and London-based Tom Albertini, who is ‘an excellent adviser’; their clients include household names in the luxury goods, film, sporting equipment, foot and fashion sectors, as well as SME clients in the retail, automotive, drinks, charity and trade association sectors. Recent highlights include assisting Gain Capital UK with its global trade mark prosecution, portfolio management and multi-jurisdictional litigation, advising Intrexon and its subsidiary Oxitec on its adoption of the trade mark Friendly Aedes, and advising Electronic Arts on trade mark filings and prosecutions, as well as a number of contentious matters.

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