James Seymour

Partner, UK and European Patent Attorney
London, EIP Europe LLP

James has considerable experience in drafting and prosecuting patents for mobile telecommunications and electronics. He has been involved in high profile litigation cases in the UK, US, and Germany; and in patent pool, licensing, and divestment transactions.

Before joining EIP James spent 18 years working as in-house IP counsel for Nokia and Hewlett-Packard in the UK, USA and Singapore. James is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney, and has previously practised before the US Patent and Trademark Office, and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. James has a deep technical knowledge of audio and video codecs, user interface, cellular protocols, and RF interfaces, printer, machine vision, and LED technologies.

James has a first class degree in Physics from Bristol University, winning the Raychem prize for his final year project on photon scanning tunnelling microscopy.

Published articles

  • 31 October 2018
    Intellectual Property Magazine, Boxed out (link)

Education and qualifications

  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2003
  • European Patent Attorney, 2000

  • 2006
    Business of IP, Scandinavian International Management Institute
  • 1995
    Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 1991 — 1994
    B.Sc First Class Honours, Physics, University of Bristol

Career history

  • 2012 — present
    Partner, EIP
  • 2002 — 2012
    Various including Head of Patenting Operations, Nokia
  • 1999 — 2002
    IPR Counsel, Agilent Technologies
  • 1998 — 1999
    IPR Counsel, Hewlett-Packard

Awards and recognition

  • Ranked among world's leading IP strategists by IAM Strategy 300, 2017. (link)

Speaking engagements

  • 12 November 2012
    Tech City, Israeli Investment Forum (link)