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J A Kemp Offices
14 SOUTH SQUARE
J A Kemp > The Legal 500 Rankings
PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 1
J A Kemp demonstrates particular strength in the pharmaceutical, engineering and university sectors and is especially well known for its high-profile caseload acting for US and Japanese clients. EPO patent filings and oppositions account for a significant portion of the practice. The group's track record in successful patent restoration and its experience in supplementary protection certificates are other stand-out features. Engineering and IT practice head Michael Nicholls, chemistry and pharmaceutical practice head Celia Keen and biotechnology and life sciences practice head Patrick Campbell form the spine of the practice. Pharmaceutical and cleantech expert Ravi Srinivasan is another key practitioner. Patent and trade mark attorney and litigator Stephen Hodsdon joined in Cambridge from Mewburn Ellis LLP.
Michael Nicholls; Celia Keen; Patrick Campbell
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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 1
J A Kemp's caseload increasingly contains trade mark prosecution for major pharmaceutical and medical device, especially medtech, clients, as part of an overall sectorially diverse portfolio. In addition to a busy drafting and filing practice, the team assists a string of major international players, often longstanding clients of the firm, with opposition proceedings and appeals. James Fish, dual-qualified as a European trade mark attorney and solicitor, heads the practice from the London office. In Cambridge, litigator and patent and trade mark attorney Stephen Hodsdon joined from Mewburn Ellis LLP, while Aaron Newell, a UK- and Australian-qualified solicitor, Canadian-qualified barrister and solicitor, and Australian-qualified trade mark attorney, joined the London office from Lewis Silkin LLP.
Other key lawyers:
Tom Albertini; Ben Mooneapillay
J A Kemp > Firm Profile
J A Kemp is one of the largest European patent and trade mark attorney firms, with offices in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Munich.
The firm prides itself on a pragmatic and strategic approach across all practice areas, supporting its clients’ changing needs at every stage of a project. Drafting; prosecution; opposition and litigation; non-contentious transactions and agreements; searching and assessment of validity / FTO; as well as global portfolio management: all are handled in-house with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. J A Kemp attorneys routinely leverage their expertise and experience to propose creative solutions to complex problems in all areas – helping their clients’ businesses to grow.
The firm works for a huge variety of direct domestic (UK and European) and international clients, ranging from startups, spinouts and growing businesses, through to some of the largest corporations and most prestigious academic institutions in the world. Attorney firms in the USA, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea also routinely instruct J A Kemp on behalf of their clients, happy to rely upon the firm’s unparalleled ability to secure intellectual property protection within Europe and elsewhere.
J A Kemp’s patents team is rightly famed for the breadth and depth of its technical expertise in every area of science and technology, boasting over 80 science and technology graduates, including over 45 PhDs. Drawing from three broad client service groups: biotechnology and life sciences, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, and engineering and IT, the firm is adept at assembling cross-disciplinary teams able to handle even complex inventions which sit across technological boundaries. Areas of particular expertise include antibodies and biologics, bioinformatics, chemistry, cleantech, diagnostics and personalised medicine, electronics and electrical technology, engineering, IT and software, manufacturing, materials and metallurgy, medical devices and technology, optics, pharmaceuticals, plant science and agriculture, polymers, regenerative medicine, semiconductors, vaccines and immunology. J A Kemp has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in patent oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office, as well as in its specialist team handling supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) across Europe.
The senior professionals leading J A Kemp’s dedicated trade marks team are drawn from major international law firms. The team has the expertise and resources to handle any trade mark matter, with particular expertise in the registration of unusual or otherwise difficult marks, including shape marks and marks that require evidence of acquired distinctiveness. J A Kemp’s trade mark attorneys are experienced in dispute resolution and opposition and related enforcement issues. The firm also offers a range of specialist services to protect clients’ brands online, including domain name monitoring, portfolio rationalisation, domain name disputes, anti-phishing and impersonation, website and social media takedowns, as well as handling all aspects of design protection in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
J A Kemp offers the full range of IP litigation for clients, including patent, design, copyright, trade mark, passing off and breach of confidence/trade secrets cases. In the UK the firm acts for clients in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), the High Court and, on appeal, in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. J A Kemp’s legal group also handles non-contentious work including registrable transactions, licensing and commercial agreements.
J A Kemp is a client-focused and commercially aware firm with the breadth and depth of expertise to handle any intellectual property matter.
|Chairman of the management committee||John Leeming|
|Chief operating officer||Philip Hall|
|Biotechnology and life sciences||Patrick Campbell|
|Chemistry and pharmaceuticals||Celia Keen|
|Engineering and IT||Nigel Price|
|Trade marks and designs||James Fish|
|Tom Albertini||Partner, European Trade Mark Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Lucy Barnes||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Patrick Campbell||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Andrew Clark||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Anthony Duckett||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|James Fish||Partner, European Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor||View Profile|
|Kieron Grehan||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Stephen Hodsdon||Partner, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Toby Hopkin||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Henry Hunt-Grubbe||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Martin Jackson||Partner, Patent Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Celia Keen||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|John Leeming||Partner, Patent Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Dr Graham Lewis||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Ian MacLeod||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|James Main||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Chris Milton||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Aaron Newell||Partner, Solicitor||View Profile|
|Dr David Power||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Nigel Price||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Stuart Raynor||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Joanne Roberts||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Mark Roberts||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Sarah Roques||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Jane Sexton||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Samuel Smith||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Ravi Srinivasan||Partner, Patent Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Charlotte Stirling||Partner, European Trade Mark Attorney||View Profile|
|Simon Wright||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|