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Feng Rao

Associate, European and UK Patent Attorney

Feng is a European and UK Patent Attorney based in our Cambridge office. He has a broad technical background across biochemistry and biotechnology. Feng has been involved in the prosecution of patent applications in numerous jurisdictions across the world, and additionally has extensive experience in more contentious matters such as oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office and freedom-to-operate opinions. In particular, he has experience in the handling of cases involving bioinformatics, computational biology and sequencing technology – areas which will necessarily evolve quickly in parallel with computing power.  Feng’s clients include individual inventors, biotech start-ups, as well as well-established multinational corporations.

Prior to joining the patent profession, Feng completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge. His published research focussed on the crystallographic, functional and bioinformatic analyses of a bacterial viral defence mechanism which exists alongside the highly-documented CRISPR systems, of which he also has specialist knowledge.

When not working, you may occasionally see Feng rowing on the Thames or singing in the Royal Albert Hall.

Feng joined J A Kemp in 2018 and became an associate in 2019.




University of Oxford, Masters Degree in Biochemistry; University of Cambridge, PhD in Biochemistry

Professional Qualifications

European Patent Attorney; UK Chartered Patent Attorney

Membership of Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)



Tel: +44 1223 637 100

CPC2 Building
Capital Park
CB21 5XE

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