James Short

James Short

Partner, Boult Wade Tennant
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James is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at Boult Wade Tennant.

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

James represents a number of large multinational companies for whom he drafts and prosecutes patent applications. For these clients, 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. He also regularly contributes to the Opposition and Appeals chapter of the Patent Litigation Law Review.

James’ degree in Engineering Science provides him with a broad technical background in various engineering disciplines, including mechanical engineering, medical imaging and signal processing, control systems, and electronics, which enables him to work on both mechanical and high tech inventions. James has a particular interest in artificial intelligence and computer vision, having undertaken research in image processing to remove the effects of illumination, pattern recognition to verify identity using face images, and EEG analysis with neural networks. This experienced has been applied in obtaining and defending patents in relation to motion capture, virtual reality, visual tracking, and much more.

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