Jeremy Webster > Mewburn Ellis LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Mewburn Ellis LLP
MANCHESTER ONE
53 PORTLAND STREET
MANCHESTER
M1 3LD
England

Work Department

Head of Chemistry

Position

Partner, Patent Attorney

Career

Jeremy has over 15 years’ experience in chemistry and materials science patents, with a focus on polymers, composites and advanced materials, as well as consumer products. He has an enviable success rate with opposition and appeals and regularly represents clients at oral proceedings before the EPO. He provides early input to help ensure that appropriate and persuasive data is presented and works with a wide range of clients on invention capture and filing strategy, as well as driving efficiency and adding value in strategic portfolio management. Jeremy heads up the firm’s Chemistry practice group and is a member of our Management Board.

Jeremy’s clients include Japan-based multinational chemical and materials companies, large consumer goods businesses and universities.

Education

Jeremy has a degree and PhD in chemistry from the University of Nottingham. He qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2005.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys

Mewburn Ellis LLP continues to thrive, with significant growth across all teams. The life sciences practice in particular has handled patents in biologics, bioinformatics, cell therapies, vaccines and precision medicines. The additional expertise in pharma regulatory matters and patent extensions as well as plant variety patents is another stand-out strength. On the chemistry side, the practice impresses with its work in advanced materials and polymers, and is an affiliate partner to the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre. The engineering and ITC specialists offer combined expertise in patent and design work. At the EPO, the team is among the most active representatives in oppositions and appeals, especially when acting for defendants. Able to manage global IP portfolios of multinationals, but also excelling in original drafting work for smaller clients including prestigious universities, technology transfer offices and spun out start-ups, the firm offers a comprehensive patent prosecution package. In addition to its four UK offices, the firm also has an office in Munich, allowing for direct filing of German patents. Graeme Moore (Manchester) directs the engineering and ICT team, Jeremy Webster (Manchester) heads up the chemistry practice, and Simon Kiddle (Bristol) leads the life sciences team. The London-based Calum McGuinn, who specialises in chemistry and materials, made partner in April 2021. The previous April June Lyons (Manchester) and Susie Harrison (Cambridge) made patent director, a non-equity partner-level position. Patent director Rachel Jones left the firm in spring 2021.