James is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, and has a master’s degree in IP litigation. He has over 20 years of experience in patents, having joined the patent profession directly after obtaining a degree in chemistry from the University of Oxford. James has represented Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) on the Council of the IP Federation since 2013, and previously served on the IP Federation patent committee. He is an inaugural industry member in the IAM list of the World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists.
James has worked on a range of subject areas in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological sectors. He is also a member of the IP Committees of BusinessEurope, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA). He lives and works in the UK.
In life outside MSD, he is an active Christian and a member of an evangelical church. He also enjoys teaching science to his daughter, exploring England and reading good books.
He was President of the IP Federation from 2017 to 2018.