A niche blog dedicated to the issues that arise when supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) extend patents beyond their normal life -- and to the respective positions of patent owners, investors, competitors and consumers. The blog also addresses wider issues that may be of interest or use to those involved in the extension of patent rights. You can email The SPC Blog here

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

A new blog team member

The SPC Blog welcomes a new face to its blogging team:  James Kinnaird (right). 

A qualified European Patent Attorney and Chartered UK Patent Attorney, James is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His professional experience include drafting and prosecuting patent applications, managing and devising strategies for worldwide patent portfolios, due diligence exercises and obtaining non-patent IP protection for pharmaceutical products. He has also been involved in opposition and appeal work before the European Patent Office.

A member of the patent team at Olswang LLP, James is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and possesses a doctorate from Cambridge University.  After obtaining post-doctoral experience at Columbia University, New York City, he worked as a medicinal chemist for a multi-national pharmaceutical company and is a named inventor on two patents derived from his research work.

We look forward to James's contributions to the blog.

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