Biography

Jim Boff is a partner in the firm’s U.K. Intellectual Property practice. He focuses primarily on patent prosecution, opposition and portfolio management, and is also experienced in trade mark and licensing matters.

While Jim’s technical background is in chemistry and materials science, his workload is of wider scope. He handles a wide array of technologies including ceramics, glasses, polymers, composite materials, alloys, amorphous metals, electroceramics, magnetic materials, photovoltaic devices, energy storage devices, carbon, diamond, graphite, nanomaterials, chemical engineering processes, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, synthetic organisms, and medical devices such as implantable MEMS devices, adaptive prostheses, sutures and surgical tools. Jim has been an inventor in fields ranging from lithium ion battery electrodes, inorganic fiber compositions, fuel cell components, graphite technology and collectors for current transfer to electrical vehicles.

As a former examiner for the European qualifying examinations for patent attorneys, and as a long-standing member of the Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Office (SACEPO), Jim is well versed in all aspects of European Patent Office law and practice.

Jim is a contributor to CIPA Journal and other professional publications, and has been invited to speak to various bodies including, among others, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the All China Patent Attorneys Association (ACPAA).

Background

Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Jim was a managing partner at a London-based boutique patent and trade mark firm.

Education

  • University of Oxford  (M.A., 1976)
    • Chemistry
  • Imperial College London
    • Postgraduate studies in materials science
  • Queen Mary University of London
    • Diploma in Intellectual Property Law

Admissions

  • U.K. Register of Patent Attorneys, 1984
  • U.K. Register of Trade Mark Attorneys, 2011
  • European Patent Office Register of Professional Representatives, 1985
  • United Kingdom

Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (IP Practice in Europe Committee, Strategic Advisor)
  • European Patent Institute (Council member; EPO Finance Committee, Chair; EPPC Chemistry Sub-committee, Chair)
  • European Patent Office (Standing Advisory Committee Member)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) (Member)
  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (Member; Patents Committee, Former Chair)
  • U.K. trademark examinations and European patent attorney examinations (Former examiner)

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Pinner Association (Member and volunteer)

Accolades

  • Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist, Royal Society of Chemistry
Contact Us
  • Worldwide
  • Boston, MA
  • Denver, CO
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • London, England
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Wilmington, DE
Worldwide
abstract image of world map
Boston, MA
800 Boylston St.
30th Floor
Boston, MA 02199
Google Maps
Boston, Massachusetts
Denver, CO
4643 S. Ulster St.
Suite 800
Denver, CO 80237
Google Maps
Denver, Colorado
Dublin, Ireland
Fitzwilliam Hall, Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2, Ireland
Google Maps
Edwardsville, IL
115 N. Second St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Google Maps
Edwardsville, Illinois
Jefferson City, MO
101 E. High St.
First Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Google Maps
Jefferson City, Missouri
Kansas City, MO
2345 Grand Blvd.
Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64108
Google Maps
Kansas City, Missouri
Las Vegas, NV
3770 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Google Maps
Las Vegas, Nevada
London, England
Royal College of Surgeons of England
38-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE
Google Maps
Miami, FL
355 Alhambra Circle
Suite 1250
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Google Maps
Photo of Miami, Florida
New York, NY
7 Times Square, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Google Maps
New York City skyline
Philadelphia, PA
2005 Market Street
29th Floor, One Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Google Maps
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Princeton, NJ
100 Overlook Center
Second Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
Google Maps
Princeton, New Jersey
Salt Lake City, UT
201 South Main Street
Suite 750
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Google Maps
Salt Lake City, Utah
St. Louis, MO
7700 Forsyth Blvd.
Suite 1800
St. Louis, MO 63105
Google Maps
St. Louis, Missouri
Wilmington, DE
1007 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Google Maps
Wilmington, Delaware