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James Varley


Patent Attorney, Senior Associate

Patentanwalt, Senior Associate

Patent Attorney, Conseil Senior

专利代理人, 资深协理

弁理士, シニアアソシエイト

변리사, 선임 구성원

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James is a UK and European patent attorney working in our electronics and engineering team.

James has experience in drafting and prosecuting patents across a range of subjects, with a particular focus on Machine Learning, Image Processing and Quantum Computing. He also has experience in UK patent litigation and Due Diligence. James has also assisted a number of start-ups with their IP strategy, providing advice from the initial funding stage up until successful exit.


James studied Physics at the University of Oxford as an undergraduate, specialising in Condensed Matter and Theoretical Physics. During his final year, he worked on a project modelling the behaviour of Topological Insulators. James followed his undergraduate degree by undertaking a PhD in Condensed Matter Theory at Imperial College London. His research involved studying the properties of exotic superfluid states.

James has also successfully completed the CIPA litigation skills course.

Recognition and Awards

  • Managing Intellectual Property, Rising Star – 2021
  • Developments at the EPO on patenting AI-assisted inventions require close scrutiny

  • Patenting AI for Medical Diagnostics

  • Patenting AI for Medical Diagnostics

  • Are applications of AI to healthcare patentable?

  • Intelligent patents for artificial intelligence

  • Inside IP Autumn Winter 2017