European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney
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Jim has a B.Sc. and a D.Phil. in Chemistry from the University of York. Before joining Abel & Imray in 1997 he spent 21 months as Research Assistant at the University of Durham and 3 years as Senior Research Chemist at National Starch & Chemical Ltd., working in the areas of natural polymers, polymer synthesis and a range of industrial applications of water-soluble polymers.
Jim is involved in patent work mainly in the chemical field, with special expertise in polymer technology, inks, refinery technology and processes, and catalysis, including zeolites. He also handles mechanical patent cases, for example, relating to lead-acid batteries. He is experienced in patent prosecution work in the European Patent Office, as well as in the UK and overseas. Jim additionally has a significant case load of opposition and appeal work at the European Patent Office.
He became a Partner in 2002 and is based in the firm's Bath office.