Jonathan is a European and UK Patent Attorney based in our Oxford office. Jonathan joined J A Kemp and became an Associate in 2021, having previously spent four years at another leading patent firm.
During his time in the profession, Jonathan has been involved in many oppositions at the EPO, both offensive and defensive, and both at first instance and in front of the Boards of Appeal. He also has extensive experience in EP prosecution and freedom-to‑operate analyses. Much of Jonathan’s work has been related to DNA sequencing assays, including single cell analysis, diagnostic assays, and the associated bioinformatics workflows. He also assists numerous clients with cases relating to peptide therapeutics, antibodies, vaccines and biomarkers.
Jonathan has a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and a DPhil in Biochemistry, both from the University of Oxford.
During his DPhil, Jonathan was heavily involved in both the set-up and running of a new high-throughput DNA sequencing facility in the University of Oxford’s Biochemistry Department, which was subsequently used in his, and many others’, research. Combining transcriptome-wide analysis with individual gene studies allowed for the identification of different post-transcriptional regulatory pathways active in different cell lines, as well as highlighting the pervasiveness of these mechanisms. He was also awarded the BTP Fellowship in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Pembroke College during his doctoral studies.