James KinnairdBSc, PhD


Registered (SG), Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney

Offices: Singapore

Languages spoken: English

Email: jkinnaird@marks-clerk.com.sg

Telephone (Office): +65 6227 8986

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James Kinnaird

James Kinnaird trained as an organic chemist and received his Batchelor’s degree in Chemistry from Glasgow University and his PhD degree from Cambridge University. James initially pursued a career as a medicinal chemist at Pfizer following a postdoctoral work at Columbia University in New York. Realising the error of his ways, James joined the patent profession over 10 years ago and is qualified as a European, Singapore and Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney.

James joined Marks & Clerk in Singapore in 2013 and has particular expertise in assisting clients with the drafting and prosecution of applications in the chemical, food, lifescience, wearable technology and materials fields. James managed and implemented strategies for protecting the inventions of pharmaceutical companies worldwide. He also has particular expertise in the running of complex Freedom to Operate projects involving multiple products and multiple territories. James is also experienced in dealing with hearings at the Intellectual Property office of Singapore and in supporting the litigation of patents in Singapore’s courts.

James has been a tutor for Singapore’s IP Academy in relation to invalidity and infringement and is currently involved in the Examination Committee for the Singapore Patent Attorney examinations.

James Kinnaird works in the following sectors

Medical devices

Singapore's Patent Linkage Scheme and Generic Drugs

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Extending patent term in Southeast Asia

Review of different jurisdictions across this region of 600 million people

POSTED 12 March 2015

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