Hiro is a European and UK Patent Attorney based in our London office. He handles drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications across a broad range of subject matter, including vaccines, antibodies, molecular biology, and diagnostics. A large proportion of Hiro’s work involves the coordination of prosecuting patent families across multiple jurisdictions across the world.
Prior to joining the patent profession, Hiro obtained his Masters degree in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. His final year research project focussed on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which key proteins involved in eukaryotic development regulate epigenetic gene silencing. During his undergraduate studies, he also completed a summer research project funded by the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, studying the post-translational modification changes of histones that occur during X-chromosome inactivation.
Hiro joined J A Kemp as a trainee patent attorney in 2018 and works in the firm’s London office. Hiro is a fluent Japanese speaker.