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James Cracknell

Associate, European and UK Patent Attorney

James is a European and UK Patent Attorney based in our Oxford office. James handles the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications across the chemical field, with particular expertise in technology at the interface of chemistry and biotechnology. His experience extends to pharmaceuticals, process chemistry, electrochemistry (including enzyme-based electrochemistry), chemical biology and protein chemistry.

He has particular expertise in advising clients on developing IP strategies for global patent portfolios. He is also experienced in advising on IP-related aspects of due diligence and freedom to operate.

James brings an in-depth technical understanding to all of his work. He enjoys helping his clients find creative and pragmatic solutions tailored to their commercial goals.

James joined J A Kemp in 2013 following a period of post-doctoral research in the fields of bioinorganic electrochemistry and single-molecule electrical sensing of biological analytes. He became an associate in 2018.




University of Oxford, Masters Degree in Chemistry; University of Oxford, DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry

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 1865 406 100

Northbrook House
The Oxford Science Park

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