James Short

Partner

James, Partner, is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney in the Engineering and Designs Group.

With his broad technical background in engineering and computer science, James drafts and prosecutes patent applications in a wide range of subject-matter for both mechanical and high tech inventions.

James has particular experience in working with start-ups new to the patent process to provide affordable protection tailored to the client’s aims.

James is also regularly involved in contentious proceedings before the European Patent Office’s Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal, and attends several hearings each year in Munich and The Hague.

James also regularly advises on design registrations in a variety of industries.

James has a PhD in Biometrics from the University of Surrey, a MEng (Oxon) Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and a postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London.

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Recent work

  • Successfully defended a patent, on behalf of a major aerospace client, overcoming negative preliminary opinion.
  • Worked with a company focusing on seismic acquisition technologies and techniques to successfully defend two patents in opposition proceedings against a competitor.

Publications

Engineering and Designs

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James Short Partner

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Phone this number +44 20 7430 7500

Email this address jshort@boult.com

My location

My location

Verulam Gardens
70 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8BT

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Computer security
  • Robotics
  • Oil technology

Practice areas

  • Batteries
  • Bearings
  • Computer monitor supports
  • Flight control systems
  • Gas cylinders
  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Identity authentication software
  • Marine seismic survey equipment
  • Office furniture
  • Threaded pipe connections

Memberships

  • CIPA
  • EPI

Qualifications

  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • PhD Face Recognition, University of Surrey
  • MEng (Oxon) Engineering Science, University of Oxford

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