James Hayles

James Hayles

European Patent Attorney
Pfizer (Sandwich, United Kingdom)

James is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney with experience of IP work in private practice, Fisons plc and Pfizer Limited in the UK. His career has mostly been spent in the pharmaceutical field, obtaining and defending patent protection for new products globally. More recently, he has gained experience in Pfizer’s generics business. He obtained a first degree in Chemistry with Bio-chemistry from Oxford University in 1987, and an LLM in IP Litigation from Nottingham Trent University in 2009.

James was elected President of the IP Federation (an IP lobbying organization for UK innovative industry) in the years 2010-2012 and 2016-2017.