Partner, Solicitor, Litigator, Head of Legal Services

Aurora Building, Counterslip



Patent star 2022



United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

IP transactions
Patent litigation
Trade mark litigation

Industry sectors:

Life sciences
Universities & research

Sean heads up the Mewburn Ellis legal and dispute resolution teams and is also a member of the Management Board. He has over 20 years of experience advising on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, database rights and trade secrets across a range of industry sectors. Sean works closely with senior management and their external counsel to deliver a wide range of IP related projects in a pragmatic and commercially-focussed manner, including on IP protection, commercialisation, technology transfer and dispute resolution.

Areas of Expertise:

  • IP litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Structuring IP deals to maximise their value or potential, and to manage risk.
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide range of IP and commercial contracts relating to technology transfer, buying, selling, developing and commercialising IP rights.
  • Managing and protecting IP rights.
  • Conducting IP due diligence in connection with the sale or purchase of IP rights, or for corporate investments, M&A or IPOs.

Year Joined Firm: 2011

Education/Alumni: Bachelors in Microbiology from Imperial College London and a PhD in the same subject from Cambridge University.


Last updated 8th February 2021