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J A Kemp

14 SOUTH SQUARE, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5JJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3077 8600
Fax:
Fax 020 7430 1000
Email:
Web:
www.jakemp.com
Cambridge, London, Munich, Oxford, Paris

Chris Milton

Tel:
Work 020 3077 8600
Email:
J A Kemp

Work Department

Chemistry and pharmaceuticals

Position

Patent, European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Patent Attorney

Career

Chris has experience of patent work in all aspects of chemistry, including pharmaceuticals, drug formulations, polymers and catalysts. He has particular expertise in the field of respiratory medicine.

Chris works with a variety of clients, from universities and start-up companies to large multi-national corporations. He handles drafting of new patent applications, particularly in the pharmaceutical and polymer fields, and subsequent prosecution of patent applications at the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office (EPO). Chris also has considerable experience of filing and prosecuting patent applications throughout the rest of the world, and consequently in advising clients in relation to the management of their patent portfolios.

Chris has experience of EPO opposition and appeal work, including both defending and opposing patents in the pharmaceutical field, and has attended oral proceedings at Opposition Division and Board of Appeal levels. In some cases the opposition work has been just one aspect of global litigation, and so Chris has gained experience of working alongside teams of litigators throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Chris has been involved in advising on freedom to operate and due diligence matters.

Chris joined J A Kemp in 2005 and became a partner in 2015.

Member

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

Education

Cambridge University (MA, Natural Sciences (Chemistry) including research on the synthesis of peptides).


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

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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