Mewburn Ellis

United Kingdom (England)

City Tower
40 Basinghall Street
United Kingdom (England)


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Key contacts:

Head of Chemistry: Jeremy Webster
Head of Life Sciences: Simon Kiddle
Head of Engineering & ICT: Graeme Moore
Head of Trade Marks: Kate O'Rourke
Head of Legal: Sean Jauss

Quick facts:

Year of Establishment: 1867
Number of Partners: 44
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 120
Languages : English, German, Japanese

Mewburn Ellis is the forward-looking European IP firm. We are a business that puts our clients, our people and our values at the heart of everything we do. It is what we believe makes us unique in the IP space. 

With more than 150 years' experience in the IP profession, our focus is on providing clear, honest, strategic advice to maximise the potential of IP as an asset and so increase the value of our clients’ business. The result is a firm with a stellar national and international client list that builds strong and long-standing client relationships – over a third of our clients have worked with us for over 20 years. Our approach is always personal and client-focused. We work hard to ensure our clients benefit from “joined up” thinking when it comes to their IP strategy working alongside them as trusted partners in order to support their business ambitions and growth plans. We work at all stages of the IP lifecycle, from protecting IP to commercialisation, as well as dealing with disputes should they arise.

We have an international IP practice and work with some of the most innovative companies across the globe to advise on and positively influence their filing and prosecution strategies working hard to achieve a deep understanding of their commercial goals and long term vision. From household brands to dynamic start-ups across all industries and our clients are as diverse as the technical areas we cover. 

With expertise spanning over 50 specialist technical areas we work across the entire chemistry, materials, engineering, ICT and life sciences sectors. We also have specialist expertise in SPC's and other Patent Term Extensions as well as Plant Variety Inventions. 

Many of our patent attorneys have PhDs, and our clients always feel confident they are dealing with someone with a real technical understanding. Our qualified patent paralegals possess an in-depth understanding of the complexities of all aspects of the patent administrative process and provide exceptional client service.

We are recognised for the quality of our people and we devote considerable energy and resources into developing them. We foster a continuous learning environment that is accessible to all and integrated into our day-to-day life. Our open learning culture is all inclusive, regardless of the stage that people are at in their career we strive to ensure that innovation and success is perpetuated and shared. Investment in our people is key for us and it’s our commitment to sharing knowledge, insights and best practice that makes a Mewburn-trained attorney an excellent attorney.


Last updated 5th February 2021

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