Tim Duckworth

Partner, European and UK Patent Attorney

Tim is a European and UK Patent Attorney based in our Cambridge office. Tim’s practice is predominantly in the chemical area with patent work across a wide range of technologies. This includes pharmaceutical subject-matter such as small molecule and peptide work as well as general organic and inorganic chemistry and a wide range of polymers. He also has experience in the biotech area, particularly of cases on novel proteins, expression systems and cell culture.

Tim has prosecuted many patent applications around the world. He has considerable experience in securing, defending and opposing patents before the European Patent Office. Tim has represented major clients at oral proceedings before the EPO on numerous occasions, including acting for the applicant before the Enlarged Board of Appeal on case G2/06 relating to the patentability of human embryonic stem cells.

Tim’s clients are primarily located in the UK, USA and Japan. He visits his clients in Japan and the USA regularly.

Tim joined J A Kemp in 1988 and became a partner in 1998.




University of Cambridge, Masters Degree in Natural Science (Chemistry); University of Cambridge, PhD in Organometallic 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); Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)


Email: tduckworth@jakemp.com

Tel: +44 1223 637 100

CPC2 Building
Capital Park
CB21 5XE

Contact Tim

If you wish to talk to Tim Duckworth, please send an email directly to tduckworth@jakemp.com

or call +44 20 3077 8600

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