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J A Kemp Appoints Two New Partners

1 April 2021

J A Kemp is pleased to announce the promotion of two associates to the position of partner.

Hermione Thompson joined J A Kemp in 2011. She has a technical background in engineering and has handled a wide range of electrical, electronic and mechanical patent cases. She has experience working in a large variety of fields, for example, those related to medical devices, software, power tools, packaging and manufacturing methods, and lithographic apparatus. Hermione often works on cases with subject matter relating to life sciences as well as engineering. In particular, she is familiar with the considerations of agricultural companies and has worked on various agri-tech cases. Hermione enjoys working on clean/green technologies and heads up J A Kemp's cleantech team.

Tom Leanse first joined J A Kemp in 2008 before leaving in 2015 to work elsewhere in private practice. Tom re-joined J A Kemp in 2019. He has particular experience in small molecule pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and medical devices, as well as chemical technologies relevant to the electronics sector including organic light-emitting devices, liquid crystal displays, and secondary batteries. Tom also has an interest in sustainable technology and has worked with a number of cleantech firms in sectors such as biodegradable packaging for the food and drink industry and low emission vehicles.

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