Jamie has over 20 years’ experience in the patent profession, working both in private practise and in-house. He specialises in the field of chemistry, particularly medical devices, pharmaceuticals and performance chemicals.
As well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications and managing global patent portfolios, he handles contentious EPO opposition and appeal proceedings having gained significant experience whilst living and working in Munich. Jamie also provides strategic advice on IP portfolios, and opinions on the infringement and validity of patents.
B. Sc. (Hons) Chemistry, First Class, University of St Andrews
Ph. D. (Chemistry), University of St Andrews
"In Edinburgh, Jamie Thomson manages global patent portfolios in the fields of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and performance chemicals. He is also no stranger to oppositions and appeals at the EPO, having gained abundant experience in the area over two years stationed in Munich."
Jamie sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s IP sub-committee, which reviews new IP legislation effecting Scotland.
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WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …Event details
G1/21 hearing continues on 2nd July 2021. Follow this page for updates from HGF Partner Douglas Drysdale and Patent Director Ellie Purnell, who will be reporting all the key moments …Read article
HGF is hosting a ‘Patents for the offshore sector’ webinar on 13th July, 2021. The webinar will be presented by HGF Patent Director Richard Gover. It will include an introduction …Event details
The European Patent Office today confirmed in Decision G4/19 of the Enlarged board of Appeal that a European patent application can be refused for ‘double patenting’. Such a refusal can …Read article
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021, comprising the highly recommended IP professionals, has now been published. HGF is delighted to have 14 European attorneys listed. IP STARS is the leading …Read article
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