James specialises in patent matters relating to chemistry, particularly pharmaceuticals, electrochemistry, polymers and other materials. His pharmaceutical experience focusses on small molecule therapies for infectious diseases and oncology, as well as cannabis/cannabinoid inventions. James has worked with a broad range of clients, including global organisations, SMEs, start-ups and academic institutions. He has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Europe and the UK, as well as co-ordinating prosecution of clients’ patent portfolios worldwide.
James is a regular instructor on patent law and drafting courses in developing countries around the world for the World Intellectual Property Organisation. He also has experience working in-house for a global petrochemicals corporation as part of their intellectual property strategy team.
James graduated with an MChem in Chemistry with Patent law from the University of Manchester. He also holds a Masters in Intellectual Property Law (LLM) from the University of Manchester.
European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
IP Litigator - Patent
MChem Chemistry with Patent Law - University of Manchester (2011)
LLM Intellectual Property Law - University of Manchester (2014)
J. Snaith, World IP Day, Kilburn & Strode, (2020)
J. Snaith, Plastic waste: cost or opportunity?, Kilburn & Strode, (2019)