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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

Mark Roberts

Tel:
Work 020 3077 8600
Email:
J A Kemp

Work Department

Engineering and IT

Position

Partner, European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Patent Attorney

Career

Mark handles a broad spectrum of work originating from the UK and USA, including drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications as well as advising on third party patents as part of due diligence and freedom to operate exercises. He has a special focus on medical devices and medical machines and acts for a number of medical technology clients. He visits patent applicants and attorneys regularly in the USA.

Mark is extremely experienced in contentious proceedings before the European Patent Office and usually attends several Opposition Division hearings each year, as well as attending a significant number of Examining Division and Board of Appeal hearings. Mark has attended over 100 EPO hearings and has acted in a number of commercially important cases, both defending his clients' patents and attacking patents owned by competitors.

Mark has detailed knowledge of the intricacies of European prosecution and is also responsible within J A Kemp for monitoring changes in European patent law.

As well as European and British patent work, Mark has substantial experience in instructing patent attorneys abroad to obtain patent protection for clients there, especially in the USA, Japan, Korea and China. Mark is experienced in drafting, filing and prosecuting families of applications abroad and is able to coordinate patent filing programmes in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Mark joined J A Kemp in 1997 and became a partner in 2007.

Member

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI), Affiliate membership of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), Member of the OBN Medtech Advisory Board

Education

Oxford University (MA, Engineering Science).


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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