With over 20 years of patent experience, John advises innovative companies around the world in the areas of life sciences, medical devices and medical instrumentation. He commonly handles drafting and prosecution matters before the UKIPO, EPO and worldwide.
He has spent all his patent career working in private practice, backed up by previous research experience in the biotech industry. This time in industry gave him a valuable insight into the complexities and commercial value of IP.
Drawing on his broad experience, he is known for his proactive approach, technical understanding, attention to detail and strategic edge in helping clients realise the commercial value of their IP.
- Member of European Patent Institute (epi)
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- European Patent Attorney
- UK Patent Attorney
- European Design Attorney
- Post graduate certificate in IP, University of London, UK
- PhD in Molecular Biology, University of Warwick, UK
- First Class Honours Degree in Microbiology, King’s College London, UK
- Life Sciences/Biotechnology
- Molecular biology
- Nucleic acid technologies
- Molecular diagnostics
- Medical devices & instrumentation
Selected technical publications
- US Patent No. 7,005,261: “Method for detecting nucleic acid target sequences involving in vitro transcription from an RNA polymerase promoter”.
- WO2001/009376: “Method for amplification of nucleic acids”.
- X-ray crystal structure of Escherichia coli Taurine/a-ketoglutarate dioxygenase complexed to ferrous iron and substrate(s)” Biochemistry, 2002, 41, 5185-5192.
- “Specific detection of DNA and RNA targets using a novel isothermal nucleic acid amplification assay based on the formation of a three-way junction structure” Nucleic Acids Research, 2001, 29 e54.
- “Homologous expression of soluble methane monooxygenase genes in Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b” Microbiology, 1999 Feb; 145 ( Pt 2):461-70.
- “Heterologous expression of soluble methane monooxygenase genes in methanotrophs containing only particulate methane monooxygenase” Archives of Microbiology, 1999, 171(6), 364-70.
- “Heterologous expression of alkene monooxygenase from Rhodococcus rhodochrous B-276” European Journal of Biochemistry, 1999, 260(2), 446-52.
- “Inactivation of the Regulatory Protein B of Soluble Methane Monooxygenase from Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) by Proteolysis can be Overcome by a Gly to Gln Modification” European Journal of Biochemistry, 1999, 248, 72-79.