James Snaith


James specialises in patent matters relating to chemistry, particularly pharmaceuticals, electrochemistry, polymers and other materials.  He 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)

Selected Publications

J. Snaith, Plastic waste: cost or opportunity?, Kilburn & Strode, (2019)

  • Chemistry
  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Patents

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