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J A Kemp

Work 020 3077 8600
Fax 020 7430 1000
Cambridge, London, Munich, Oxford, Paris

Andrew Webb

Work 020 3077 8600
J A Kemp

Work Department

Registrable transactions.


Partner, Solicitor, European Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Patent Attorney, Higher Courts Patent Attorney Litigator, Head of J A Kemp's Management Committee


Andrew first qualified and practised as a solicitor with a major London firm, specialising in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, before joining J A Kemp in 1991. He then additionally qualified as a European and UK Patent Attorney.

His background in chemistry and biochemistry supports his expertise in the specialist field of Supplementary Protection Certificates. Andrew supervises the firm's Registrable Transactions work and advises on inventorship and ownership issues.

Andrew's litigation experience has been applied in contentious matters in a wide range of mechanical, chemical and biotechnical matters, whether before the European Patent Office (at all levels up to the Enlarged Board), the UK Intellectual Property Office and Courts or overseas, and in providing freedom to operate, validity and infringement opinions.

Andrew is head of J A Kemp's Management Committee.


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


Cambridge University (MA, Natural Sciences).

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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