Joe joined Kilburn & Strode in 2021 and is training to qualify as a UK and European patent attorney in our Life Sciences & Chemistry group.
Joe’s experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to chemistry, particularly in the fields of pharmaceuticals, materials (especially polymers), industrial processing and electrochemistry. Joe works closely with our clients and uses his technical knowledge to gain a deep understanding of their inventions, having assisted universities, SMEs and multinationals with their patent matters.
On top of his client work, Joe enjoys keeping up-to-date with developments in European patent law. He has written several articles and delivered presentations on the topical subject of data admissibility in patent proceedings.
Joe has a Masters in Chemistry (MChem) from the University of Oxford where he enjoyed academic success, achieving a Gibbs Book Prize for outstanding results and placing second in his cohort overall. During his research year, he designed and synthesised solid-state compounds for potential use as battery materials and investigated the possibilities of moving away from unsustainable cobalt-based cathodes in lithium ion batteries.
Outside of the office, Joe is a keen musician and plays in an amateur rock band.