James joined Mathys & Squire in 2012, and specialises in patent work in the physics, electronics, engineering and materials science sectors. He also has a keen professional interest in computing and communications technology. James has drafted, filed and prosecuted a diverse range of patent applications, in the UK, Europe and internationally, including an appreciable number relating to computer software. He is also experienced in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.
Although comfortable handling subject-matter across a wide range of technology areas within the physical sciences in general, James has particular experience in the fields of optics, imaging techniques and image processing, optical modulation techniques, telecommunications, electromechanical devices, power engineering, solid state physics, semiconductor devices, electronic substrates and joining techniques, ceramics and composite materials, avionics systems, computer software and data processing algorithms. Of particular note, James has considerable experience handling prosecution, opposition and appeal work for a major corporation in the aerospace field, with cases relating to composite manufacturing and assembly techniques, and avionics systems for air traffic awareness, navigation and routing.
As well as patents, James’s practice includes UK and European Community registered design applications. He has experience in securing protection for the designs of a wide range of products including photographic apparatus, civil engineering equipment, and on-screen user interface layouts.
James is also a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.