As a trainee, Jamie works under the supervision of Dr James Knowles on UK, European and foreign patent matters, with a particular emphasis on chemistry, small molecule pharmaceuticals and materials science.
Before joining Script, Jamie spent 5 years as a Patent Examiner at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) where he handled applications in the chemical and industrial process fields. In addition to his experience as a Patent Examiner, he spent 2.5 years seconded as the editor of the Manual of Patent Practice (MOPP), the definitive guide to the UK IPO’s practice under the Patents Act 1977. As such Jamie has a deep understanding of how the system works on the ‘‘other side of the fence’’ in the UK, particularly in relation to issues such as discretionary extensions of time, late filing of divisional applications and post-grant amendments.
Prior to joining the IP profession, Jamie spent 5 years in academic research, in the UK and Canada, obtaining his PhD in synthetic coordination chemistry in 2015. He is the author of 16 peer-reviewed academic journal publications.
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
- Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- Student Member of the European Patent Institute
- PgCert Intellectual Property Law (Distinction), The University of South Wales, UK
- PhD in Synthetic Coordination Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh, UK
- MChem in Chemistry with Materials Chemistry (First), The University of Edinburgh, UK
- Drug Formulations
- Materials Chemistry
- Magnetic Materials
- 4th Year Class Medal and Prize for outstanding exam performance in the penultimate year of an MChem degree (2011)
- Louis Cohen Endowment Prize for the best undergraduate MChem Honours research project at the University of Edinburgh (2012)
Selected technical publications
- The Rise of 3-d Single-Ion Magnets in Molecular Magnetism: Towards Materials from Molecules?Chemical Science, 2016, 7, 2470-2491.
- From Discrete Molecule, to Polymer, to MOF: Mapping the Coordination Chemistry of CdII using 113Cd Solid-State NMR, Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 10680-10683.
- Single-Molecule Magnetism, Enhanced Magnetocaloric Effect and Toriodal Magnetic Moments in a Family of Ln4 Squares, Chemistry a European Journal, 2015, 21, 15639-15650.
- Combining Complimentary Ligands into one Framework for the Construction of a Ferromagnetically Coupled [MnIII12] Wheel, Chemistry a European Journal, 2014, 20, 3010-3013.
- Converting an Hexametallic MnIII Wheel to a Dodecametallic MnIII Wheel via Ligand Oximation,Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 3310–3312.