Dr. James-Robert Cram

James-Robert has experience in Australian and foreign patent prosecution, litigation support and freedom to operate advice. He also has experience in filing and prosecuting Australian trade marks. James-Robert is a registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand and a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney.

Dr. James-Robert Cram

Senior Associate

James-Robert has experience in Australian and foreign patent prosecution, litigation support and freedom to operate advice. He also has experience in filing and prosecuting Australian trade marks. James-Robert is a registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand and a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney. Read more.

He graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. He then completed an Honours year in chemistry with a research component in peptide synthesis, and PhD in synthetic organic chemistry. His PhD research focused on method development for the synthesis of functionalised medium-ring alkaloids using the Grubb’s-catalysed ring-closing metathesis reaction. This research involved synthesis of natural products and like-compounds for potential lead pharmaceuticals, and has been presented at a number of conferences. After completing his PhD, James-Robert worked as a Patent Examiner with the Australian Patent Office, including acting at Senior Examiner level.

Technical expertise

  • Australian and foreign patent prosecution
  • Patent validity and freedom to operate advice
  • Litigation support

Areas of expertise

  • Organic chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals and formulations
  • Agriculture
  • Veterinary medicines
  • Biotechnology

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of MedSci (Hons) (Chemistry), La Trobe University
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, La Trobe University
  • Masters of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
  • Registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney; Registered Trade Marks Attorney (Australia)

Professional Associations

  • Institute for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Australia
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)