The IP Federation is pleased to announce that Mr James Hayles has been elected as the new President of the Federation, effective 9 July 2010.
James is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney with over 20 years’ experience of IP work gained in private practice, Fisons plc and Pfizer Limited. He has represented his employers on both the Patents Committee and Council of the IP Federation for many of those years, and latterly also the IP Expert Network of the ABPI. His career has mostly been spent in the pharmaceutical field, obtaining and defending patent protection for new products globally. He gained a first degree in Chemistry with Biochemistry from Oxford University in 1987, and an LLM in IP Litigation from Nottingham Trent University in 2009.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking and sailing.