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Partner at Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
James Ward acts for clients in patent prosecution, opposition and advisory matters across a diverse range of technologies.
Based in Haseltine Lake Kempner’s Munich office, Mr Ward regularly attends oral proceedings at the EPO before the first-instance Examining and Opposition Divisions, as well as before the Boards of Appeal. Opposition proceedings form a significant part of his practice, in which he acts for both opponents and patentees.
The technologies in which Mr Ward has acted in opposition proceedings include 3D printers, sensors for deep-sea fishing gear, firefighter safety equipment, television programme guides, television audience measurement systems, injection moulding machines, DVD technologies, fax and email devices, telephone routing and recording systems, intravascular stents, razors, MEMs devices, steel processing and clothing.
Mr Ward also has experience of conducting freedom-to-operate studies, assessing competitor patents with regard to infringement risks and validity, and reviewing patents ahead of purchase.
Mr Ward has presented seminars in Europe, Japan and the United States on European patent prosecution and opposition practice.
Mr Ward joined the firm in 2002 after graduating from the University of Oxford with a master’s in physics. He is a UK, Irish and European patent attorney. Mr Ward also has a diploma in European patent litigation from the University of Strasbourg, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies.