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Elkington + Fife LLP

Work 01732 458881
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London, Sevenoaks

James Anderson

Work 01732 458881
Elkington + Fife LLP

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UK and European patent attorney.


James is a chartered engineer, having previously held product development posts in the automotive industry in Germany and the UK. A significant proportion of James’ time is also spent prosecuting, opposing and defending European patents for large multinational clients. Specialist technical fields include: consumer products; manufacturing engineering; materials science; mechanical engineering; and medical technology. Areas of expertise include: filing and prosecution; freedom to operate opinions; oppositions and appeals; validity and infringement opinions.


University of Birmingham (1999 MEng and Man, 1st).

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Elkington + Fife LLP provides 'excellent service in all respects' and 'in-depth knowledge of medical devices and pharmaceuticals', and has 'a strong team across all areas'. Richard Gillard leads the practice and is 'a leading European patent attorney' with 'a track record in EPO oppositions and appeals that is outstanding'. Richard Cooke has 'great EPO knowledge and experience in oral hearing' and Chris McLeod ensures 'a perfect handling of patent portfolios with excellent advice'. Rob O’Callaghan is known for his 'wonderful advice and understanding'. Rob Zijlstra has 'a quick understanding of new technology' and 'excellent patenting skills'. Also recommended is Oliver Kingsbury, Glyn Truscott,  James Anderson and Nick Ertl.

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