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James Leach

Partner, European Patent Attorney


James Leach
James Leach

James is a member of our electronics, computing and physics team with experience in a wide variety of industry sectors including computer software, semiconductors, electronics & electrical engineering, telecommunications, and medtech. He is also a member of our design team.

Some areas in which James has particular experience include:

  • computer and cloud-based software
  • semiconductor devices
  • imaging technologies
  • mobile data services
  • medical devices
  • bioinformatics
  • mass spectrometry
  • audio equipment

James deals with patent prosecution at the European Patent Office and UK Intellectual Property Office, and the development and management of patent portfolios for clients in the UK and abroad. James’ client include multinational corporations, SMEs, Start-ups and UK-based Universities.

James has particular expertise regarding the patentability of software and business-related inventions at both the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office.

James has a degree in Physics (MPhys) from the University of Oxford.

James joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2005, qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2009. He is a Representative authorised to act before the EUIPO. James joined the partnership in 2013.

t: +44 (0)161 247 7722
e: james.leach@mewburn.com
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