James Robey Partner
M.Sci. (Dunelm) CPhys MInstP
Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney
James Robey graduated from the University of Durham with a master’s degree in physics and joined Wilson Gunn in 1996. James qualified as a Chartered and European Patent Attorney in 2000, and became a partner in 2004. He is a Chartered Physicist and a Member of the Institute of Physics.
James's patent practice covers a broad range of technologies including automotive, hydrocarbon extraction, scientific and medical equipment, instrumentation and software inventions. He has wide experience of patent prosecution including direct advocacy at the European Patent Office in both ex-parte and inter-partes proceedings and he also routinely advises on patent enforcement.
James is a tutor for the University of Strasbourg training course for European Patent Attorneys.
James is also a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney and in addition to patent work a significant proportion of his practice is taken up with trade marks. He manages a number of international trade mark portfolios for major brands and much of his trade mark work involves contentious matters.
James also handles a wide variety of copyright and design matters. He has experience in using registered designs creatively to maximise protection of products and has dealt with many cases of design and copyright infringement.
According to Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook, James impresses clients “because he always gives straightforward advice indicating the strengths and weaknesses of their position”.
James is also recommended in The Legal 500 for his expertise is the engineering sector, where he is described as "a highly intelligent and astute attorney" and “frighteningly clever”!
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