Partner James Short, is a chartered patent attorney, European patent attorney and European design attorney in the engineering and designs group at Boult Wade Tennant.

His practice involves drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a wide range of subject-matters, particularly within the aerospace and automotive industries, from simple mechanical devices to complex systems involving mechanical, electrical and software components. James is regularly involved in oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office. James also regularly obtains design registrations in variety of fields.