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Dr. Jim Adams

Director and Founder

Chartered UK Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

European Trademark and Design Attorney

IP Patent Litigator

I am a UK and European Patent Attorney with 22 years of patent experience specialising in the fields of software, electronics and high-value manufacturing, including mechanical products, industrial control software, business software, semiconductors and optics.

I founded Lean IP after hearing more and more of my clients and prospects talking about lean. Having reached the level of six sigma black belt at Motorola, I realised that Lean IP can kill two birds with one stone - improving value for both my own clients and my clients' customers.

For my A-level project I wrote a Z80 disassembler in machine code. While a Physics undergraduate, as a sideline I developed accounts and stock control software. My PhD and subsequent research work focussed on fabrication and testing of nanometre-scale transistors and other very small structures. At Motorola I managed a semiconductor product analysis laboratory, having worked as a yield improvement engineer on a variety of products including System on Chip (SoC) devices, smartcards and microcontrollers. I was introduced to the patent profession when I needed a patent attorney to protect my own software invention.

Dr. Xu Gu

Patent Scientist

I received an MSc in advanced computing science and a PhD in computational biology from the University of Glasgow. My PhD and research work was focused on mathematical modelling of biological systems, in particular on metabolism in Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite that causes African Sleeping Sickness. 

My subsequent research, carried  out at the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, was on image processing and 3D geometric modelling of the heart. While at the MRC I won funding  from the MRC Centenary Award to study and model the development and  malformations of the vertebrate limb.

I joined Lean IP in  August 2015 as a Patent Scientist. My aim is to help our clients at the leading edge of innovation secure protection and value from their inventions. As a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, I am in an excellent position to assist Chinese clients in securing protection for their inventions in the West.

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