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Chris Goddard


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Patents - Chemicals





Chris is a European and UK patent attorney. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1994 with a degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) and was awarded a PhD, also by the University of Cambridge. He joined the firm in 1999 and was made a Partner in 2013.


Type of clients and client work

Chris handles patent work for a variety of clients from sole-inventors and small biotech companies to multinational corporations, with a considerable proportion of his work originating from clients in Scandinavia.

Chris provides patent drafting, filing, international prosecution and strategic IP portfolio advice. He has experience in oppositions and appeals before the EPO.

Chris works with inventions from a broad range of chemical technologies including organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery formulations, diagnostic assays, medical devices, solar cells and renewable energy.


  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2004
  • European Patent Attorney, 2003
  • Certificate in IP Law, University of London, 2001
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


PhD, University of Cambridge, Thesis Title: “Resin-bound Synthesis and Template-based Chemical Libraries”, 2000

BA, University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences (Chemistry), 1994

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

According to one client, 'the quality of advice at Dehns is outstanding' and the team is 'very effective at patent prosecution and invalidation attack and defence'. Leading the team is Alexander Piésold, Hanna Dzieglewska (head of biotechnology), Philip Towler (head of the chemical group), and John Tothill (head of engineering). Other key figures include Mark Bell, who worked with the US lighting products company Cree on its European patent applications and Laura Ramsay, who assisted Isansys Lifecar with the granting of a patent for its wireless cardiac monitoring device 'Lifetouch Sensor'. Patent portfolio management is a key specialty of Chris Goddard, who recently worked with Camurus on its portfolio. Matthew Hall and Adam Taylor conducted due diligence for EQT on the IP portfolio of its target company AutoStore. Associate Daniel Rowe drafted and filed the patent application for a test kit which measures bacteria and is used to detect bowel conditions. Alex Robinson, Barbara Rigby, Christopher Wilkins and Phillip Price are also recommended.

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