James is Head of SEP, advising on Standard-Essential Patents across all technology areas, including telecommunications, wireless, video and audio coding, and power. His practice focuses on advising clients on patent infringement and validity matters and the valuation and enforceability of SEP portfolios. He has been involved in a number of high profile litigation cases in the UK, US, and Germany; and in patent pool, licensing, acquisition and divestment transactions.
James is highly skilled in navigating technical standards relating to GSM, UMTS, LTE, New Radio (5G), and IMS cellular technologies, and standards relating to H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) video compression.
Before joining EIP, James spent 18 years working as in-house patent counsel for Nokia and Hewlett-Packard in the UK, USA and Singapore. James is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney and holds a UK IP Litigation Certificate. He passed the US Patent Bar while working in the US, and qualified to practice before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore while working in Singapore.