Joe is a European and UK Patent Attorney. He started his career at the London office of J A Kemp before joining our Cambridge-based team in 2018 to help service the firm’s growing client base there.
Joe advises on matters from general protection strategy, to freedom-to-operate, to infringement of rights. He particularly enjoys working with young and growing companies to develop their patent portfolios and relishes working closely with inventors to draft new patent applications. Joe’s clients include individual inventors, university spin-outs, and technology transfer organisations, as well as large multi-nationals, and he understands how to cater for the specific needs of each. He has particular experience advising clients for whom out-licencing of intellectual property rights is paramount to their business model, and who require a robust approach to enforcing those rights against third parties, when encroached.
Joe is recognised for his ability to quickly grasp new concepts, identify potential inventions and translate those clearly into registered intellectual property rights. With a technical background in physics, he is able to cover a wide range of technical areas including software, image processing, electronics, optics, semiconductors, mechanical devices, sports apparel, medical devices, engineering and aerospace. Joe also frequently works on cases with an element of cross-over with the life sciences.
Joe joined J A Kemp in 2011 and became a partner in 2022.