James Hindle

Senior Associate, European Patent Attorney

James has experience in dealing with patents in technical fields including computer software, telecommunications, electronic devices, robotics, medical imaging and consumables. He has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

James graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master’s degree in physics, specialising in condensed matter physics and atmospheric physics. His research project in the field of condensed matter physics involved building and investigating the performance of a partially superconducting transformer.

Prior to joining EIP, James worked as a patent examiner at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). His technical focus included lighting, heating and cooling; gas turbines; foodstuffs; and electronic display equipment. While at the UKIPO, James also worked on the passage of the IP (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017, providing support for the Minister of IP at parliamentary debates and assisting with preparing guidance for businesses on the new law.


  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a UK-based FTSE-100 multinational company.
  • Providing advice in relation to patent infringement and validity issues.

Education and qualifications

  • European Patent Attorney, 2021
  • UK Patent Attorney, 2021
  • 2018
    Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (Distinction), Bournemouth University
  • 2015
    Patents module, LL.M in IP Law (Distinction), University of South Wales
  • 2005 — 2009
    MPhys Physics, University of Oxford

Career history

  • 2022 — present
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2017 — 2021
    Associate, EIP
  • 2015 — 2017
    Patent Examiner, UK Intellectual Property Office

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