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Patent star 2023



United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Patent prosecution

Industry sectors:

Fashion & luxury goods
Life sciences
Oil & gas
Renewable energy

Joanna Thurston is a patent attorney in the Life Sciences & Chemistry group at Withers & Rogers. Joanna is an active member of the Higher Education and Home Care groups, and leads the Clean Technology Sector group.

Joanna handles chemical inventions across the entire range of this field from biochemistry to physical chemistry. She has particular expertise in the areas of clean technology (in particular where it utilises electrochemistry), nanomaterials, textiles and in formulation chemistry.

Joanna advises clients of all sizes and specialises in the provision of advice to the Higher Education sector and the chemical industry. In particular, Joanna has worked with some of the world’s largest FMCG companies, handling work in the confectionery and personal care sectors. In addition, Joanna works with clients who are innovating in the areas of textiles, non-woven materials including paper and board, electrochemistry, petrochemicals, display technologies, recycling, print, paint and coating technology and nanotechnology among others.

Joanna is a general chemist and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Society of Chemical Industry and the Society of Dyers and Colourists. She is an active member of our Higher Education team, working with many UK, US and Japanese universities and is a regular attendee at AUTM and Praxis Auril events.

Joanna is regularly invited to give talks on the subject of Intellectual Property at external seminars.


Year Joined Firm: 2008

Education/Alumni: University of Exeter

Network Memberships:

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Society of Chemical Industry 
  • Society of Dyers and Colourists


Last updated 24th September 2020