James & Wells welcomes new partner in Australian patents practice

Janelle Borham joins with knowledge in life sciences and chemistry

James & Wells welcomes new partner in Australian patents practice

James & Wells has announced the appointment of Janelle Borham as a partner in its Australian patents practice.

“[Borham] is a fantastic addition to the James & Wells, and we are all very excited to have her join our team,” said Tim Walden, managing partner at James & Wells.

“Her specialist knowledge in life sciences and chemistry supports our already strong client offering in this sector, and [Borham] will be a great asset to the firm as we expand our footprint in the Australian market,” he said further.

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Borham was previously a part of Griffith Hack as a key principal in the chemical and life sciences group. She also has experience with patent oppositions in Australia and is the immediate past president of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) and currently serves on the IPTA council.

Her technical specialisation is in the organic chemistry field and extends to food technology, polymer compositions and manufacturing, electrolytes/energy technology, organic photovoltaics, energy storage devices, chemical analytical instruments, ionic liquids, and pharmaceuticals.

“I’m enjoying being back with an attorney-owned and led IP firm with a clear client focus,” said Borham.

“It is also wonderful to be contributing to the growth of James & Wells’ already strong patents practice in Australia. This is an exciting time to be joining James & Wells and I am looking forward to being part of the James & Wells story,” she added.

Borham will be joining Nick Mountford, who was also her former colleague at Griffith Hack in James & Wells’ office in Melbourne.

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