Wynne-Jones, one of the UK’s leading and IP firms, has announced the appointment of James Robertson as a patent attorney and partner at its Cheltenham office.

The role will involve providing expert IP support for clients, covering patents, trademarks and designs, as well as expanding Wynne-Jones’ life sciences interests.

James joins Wynne-Jones with over 20 years of experience working in the patent profession, having held previous roles with companies such as Marks & Clerk and Lloyd Wise.

As well as holding an MA in natural sciences (specialising in molecular and cellular biology), James has a wealth of non-biotech experience, particularly in mechanical and civil engineering, food packaging, cleantech, fuel cells, aeronautics and oil and gas.

‘I am incredibly excited about joining Wynne-Jones, and get a real sense of everybody within the business thinking innovatively and working together to achieve and deliver the best possible results for clients,’ said James. ‘This is something that resonates with me, and I can’t wait to get started.’

James is a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys’ life sciences committee, is a regular visitor to the European Patent Office in Munich and the Hague, where he represents clients on contentious cases, and is experienced in the registration of UK and registered community designs.