James McDougall

Senior Associate, Patent Attorney


James is a UK and European patent attorney in our Electronics and Engineering department. He has particular experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunications and software.

James has also worked with clients specializing in laser systems, satellite systems and semiconductor devices. James has a keen interest in the cleantech, energy and space industries and regularly attends events to keep abreast of developments in these fields.

In addition to many years of experience prosecuting patent applications before the UKIPO and EPO, James has substantial experience in direct US prosecution. He is also regularly engaged by his clients to give freedom to operate opinions and patent validity opinions.

James enjoys building close working relationships with his clients and regularly visits companies in the UK, US and Germany.


James holds a masters degree in physics from Imperial College London, specializing in semiconductor devices, laser technology, space and plasma physics and optical communications. James also holds a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary College, University of London.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute