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As part of his degree course Jim worked on the metalworking shop floor of a supplier of automotive transmission components. He was also trained in the Apprentices’ School of an aircraft manufacturer before moving to a final assembly plant where he experienced the installation and testing of engines, undercarriage, hydraulics, avionics, ejector seats, parachutes and weapons systems.

Upon qualification as a patent attorney, Jim was awarded the CIPA Drafting Prize for the highest mark in the UK in the patent drafting exam.
 
His patent practice centres on a wide range of mechanical engineering concepts, particularly in the automotive, aerospace, turbomachinery, sports & fitness equipment, environmental, greentech / cleantech, renewables, marine, transport, civil and construction fields. Jim has worked on virtually all aspects of automobiles over many years, including powertrain, body, chassis, suspension, engine and ancillaries, trim, safety, aero, electrical, networks and connected car tech and he has also gained experience on trucks, cycles and the railway industry. He also has expertise in engineering materials, including composites and alloys. His work in health tech includes surgical devices and medical devices, such as respiratory and implantable devices, and the application of evolving digital health tech to them. He also has a particular interest in additive printing, including 3D printer configuration, filament/ media composition, CAD and CAM/ slicing software and post-print processing.
 
He also acts in relation to trade marks and designs before the UK IPO and EU IPO.

Much of his work concerns patent and trade mark prosecution and opposition under European and UK practice, although he has extensive world-wide experience of IP matters. He is also experienced in running infringement litigation and disputes in various jurisdictions.

Engineer Jim Miller is another client favourite: “Highly intelligent, commercial and technical, Jim is committed to finding ways to add value, and can be dropped into the heart of a business with confidence that he’ll deliver the right advice in the right way.” - IAM Patent 1000 2020

Mechanical maven Jim Miller is praised for his ability to form “strong client relationships – he’s wise and always does the right thing”. - IAM Patent 2019

Jim has been recognised by The Legal 500 2018

Jim is noted as an 'aerospace ace' who provides ‘sage guidance’ by IAM Patent 1000, 2017

Jim was recognised as ‘practical and helpful’ by The Legal 500, 2017

Jim has been recognised as a 'mechanical ace' by IAM Patent 1000, 2016

Described as a 'mechanical guru', 'award- winning draftsman Miller gets to work on exciting projects for prestigious companies.' (IAM Patent 1000, 2015). Jim has also been ‘Highly Recommended’ for ‘Individuals – prosecution’.

Jim has been named as an expert in his field in the Patents Expert Guide 2015

Jim ‘is noted for his work in the engineering sector’- Chambers and Partners, 2015

Jim has been 'recommended' in The Legal 500, 2014

"Patrons really warm to the 'exceptionally clever, creative and charming' Miller, as he takes a personal interest in his clients’ products and business. The precision drafter 'has assembled a team at Kilburn & Strode that sets up projects and executes efficiently and with a lot of strategy.'" - IAM Patent 1000, 2014. He has also been Highly Recommended  for 'Individuals - prosecution.'

"Sources praise him as someone who 'really knows his stuff.'" - Chambers and Partners, 2014

Chambers & Partners, 2012 recognises Jim as a leader in his field and describe Jim as an engineering expert and say that 'it would be unfair to say he's anything short of excellent - he's reliable, dependable and his work is always of impressive quality.'

The Legal 500, 2011 recognises Jim as 'proactive' and a 'strong draftsman, with good interpersonal skills and technical knowledge.'

Qualifications

European Patent Attorney 
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (UK)
IP Litigator - Patent
MA Hons, Engineering - University of Cambridge

Memberships

​Royal Aeronautical Society - Companion 
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - Affiliate 
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)
Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

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