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Jeremy Webster

Partner, European Patent Attorney


Jeremy Webster
Jeremy Webster

Jeremy is a member of our chemistry & materials patent team.  He has over 10 years’ experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the industrial chemistry, nanotech, Medtech, pharmaceutical and consumer product industry sectors.

His technical expertise encompasses:

  • polymers including resins, coatings, films and fibres/yarns
  • carbon-fibre reinforced composites
  • carbon nanotechnologies
  • small molecule pharmaceuticals including analgesics, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • detergents
  • microfluidic devices
  • industrial chemistry including isomerisation and catalyst treatment
  • analytical techniques and instruments including IR and Raman spectroscopy, chromatography and mass spectrometry

Jeremy is recognised in ‘Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2015′ with one of his clients commenting  “He is very approachable and professional in his dealings with us.” Jeremy is also recommended in the Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars 2017 guide.

Jeremy is placed in the EPO Rankings short list of recommended attorneys in the IAM Patent 1000 guides from 2016 – 2019.

Jeremy works with a wide range of clients on invention capture and filing strategy, as well as global portfolio management. Jeremy’s clients include SMEs, Universities (in the UK and elsewhere), domestic and overseas multi-national companies. He regularly visits Japan and handles large European portfolios for a number of Japanese companies.

Jeremy has a strong track record in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings, and regularly represents clients at oral proceedings at the EPO. He is able to provide input at an early stage to help ensure that appropriate and persuasive data and evidence is on file to support a case, and has had his work reported in the EPO Journal.

Jeremy provides seminars and lectures on IP to attorneys from other jurisdictions, and also lectures at UK Universities.

Jeremy has a degree and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham.  His PhD work included the production of heterogeneous catalysts, polymers and nano-carbon gas inclusion complexes using supercritical fluids as “clean” and tuneable solvents, as well as synthesis and in-situ spectroscopic studies of carbonyl-containing organometallic compounds relevant to homogeneous catalysis. His postdoctoral research included the development of continuous flow technology for selective oxidation chemistry, working closely with an industrial partner.

He joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2001, qualifying as both a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney in 2005, and joined the partnership in 2008.

t: +44 (0)161 247 7722
e: jeremy.webster@mewburn.com
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