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J A Kemp

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Cambridge, London, Munich, Oxford, Paris

Amanda Simons

Work +44 1865 406 100
J A Kemp

Work Department

Chemistry and pharmaceuticals


Partner, European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Patent Attorney


Amanda has over 15 years' professional experience, including an extensive track record in advising startup companies and working in developing technologies. Amanda routinely advises companies on their overall patent strategy and portfolio management, including handling the prosecution of multinational series of patent applications. Amanda also has experience in handling due diligence and freedom to operate matters.

Amanda's client base ranges from academic institutions, including University College London and Oxford University Innovation, through small companies, in particular startup companies, to large multinational organisations based in Europe and further afield. Amanda's work focuses on the pharmaceutical and medtech sectors, including medical sensors and other medical equipment, but she also has experience in a broad range of chemical technologies including polymers, alloys and glasses.

Amanda also routinely represents clients at opposition before the European Patent Office, acting for either patentee or opponent. Amanda's experience extends to handling a number of multi-party oppositions, including the successful defence of the European patent relating to Genzyme's Mozobil drug.

Amanda joined J A Kemp in 1998 and became a partner in 2008.


Fellow Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); member Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI).


Oxford University (MA, Chemistry including research in nitrogen heterocyclic preparative chemistry).

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

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J A Kemp is 'extremely meticulous in fully understanding the business context, strategies and needs' of its clients, which include NBCUniversal, University of Vienna and Pharma UK. Celia Keen is head of the chemistry and pharmaceuticals team and has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patents. The 'excellent' Mark Roberts is 'very knowledgeable about European patent prosecution' and 'offers prompt and appropriate advice'. Other key team members are Patrick Campbell, Kieron Grehan, Andrew Webb, and Simon Wright, who are all 'excellent lawyers'. Key mandates included Chris Milton advising Semblant on the management of its patent portfolio and Amanda Simons assisting F2G with the drafting and prosecution of its new patent applications. Other recommended individuals include Ravi Srinivasan, John Leeming, Andrew Bentham, Sarah Roques, and Graham Lewis.

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