J A Kemp LLP

UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Company profile

J A Kemp is one of the largest UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firms, with offices in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Munich. J A Kemp files more than 1500 European patent applications annually and is one of the top three firms for handling European filings originating in Japan.

J A Kemp is also a leader in handling work within Europe for US clients, with more than a third of the firm’s business originating in the USA. J A Kemp’s attorneys draft, file and prosecute patent applications and register trade marks and designs anywhere in the world. They advise on all aspects of IP strategy.

The firm helps clients to manage IP portfolios in individual countries, regionally or worldwide. The breadth and depth of the firm’s technical knowledge relevant to patents is outstanding, with over 70 science and technology graduates in the firm including at least 35 PhDs. J A Kemp advises a host of UK and overseas universities and is the lead adviser to two of the four major university technology transfer organisations in the UK, Oxford University Inovation and UCL Business PLC. The firm’s attorneys work closely with academics from the beginning of the commercialisation process to the point where a spinout business is launched or the technology is licensed or brought to market. They understand the need to balance commercial goals with academic pressures.

J A Kemp is particularly renowned for its success in patent oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office (EPO), acting in over 300 EPO hearings in the last three years, of which just over a third were appeal proceedings and the remainder were opposition and examination hearings.

J A Kemp handles contentious intellectual property matters in the High Court of England and Wales, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the UK Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office and European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), plus their respective appeal courts.

J A Kemp partners have been involved in many of the most important intellectual property disputes over the years and have managed multi-jurisdiction litigation projects in many parts of the world, particularly in Europe, China and South East Asia.

Contacts: Biotechnology and Life Sciences - Patrick Campbell (pcampbell@jakemp.com) Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals - Celia Keen (ckeen@jakemp.com), Engineering and IT - Mike Nicholls (mnicholls@jakemp.com).

J A Kemp is also renowned for its expertise in restoring IP rights that have lapsed. Other firms refer cases to us for our ability to retrieve situations where it appears that all is lost. Typically rights may have lapsed due to non-payment of renewal fees. We also have a track record of success in restoring priority claims of late filed national and international applications, and re-establishing rights in situations where an international application has mistakenly not been brought into a national or regional phase. Contact Toby Hopkin (thopkin@jakemp.com).

J A Kemp works for a huge variety of clients, from startups, spinouts and SMEs through to some of the largest corporate clients and most prestigious academic institutions in the world.

The firm is ranked in the top tier by Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, World Trademark Review 1000, IAM Patent 1000 and Managing Intellectual Property.

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Location info - J A Kemp - London

14 South Square
Gray's Inn
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 3077 8600

Fax: 020 7430 1000

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Location info - J A Kemp - Cambridge

CPC2 Building
Capital Park
CB21 5XE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1223 637 100

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Location info - J A Kemp - Munich

Excellent Business Center
4th Floor Josephspitalstrasse 15

Tel: +44 20 3077 8600

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Location info - J A Kemp - Paris

75 Boulevard Haussmann

Tel: +33 (0)1 42 68 52 74

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Location info - J A Kemp - Oxford

Northbrook House
The Oxford Science Park
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1865 406 100

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