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Adam Taylor


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Patents - Engineering





Prior to joining Dehns, he studied Engineering at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a First Class Master of Engineering degree in 2003.  During his studies Adam worked for the UK Ministry of Defence where he gained experience in a wide range of defence and manufacturing industries.  Adam joined Dehns in 2003, and was made a partner in 2013.

As a UK Registered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney, Adam handles patent and design work in a variety of engineering fields


Type of clients and client work 

Adam works directly with inventors, University Technology Transfer Offices and applicant companies primarily based in the UK and Norway, and this includes drafting and filing priority applications as well as co-ordinating prosecution of international patent families and conducting examination before the EPO and UK IPO. He also works for large multinationals in relation to filing and prosecution of their EPO and UK patent applications, as well as co-ordinating the preparation and filing of patent applications originating with their European inventors.

Adam handles Opposition and Appeal work before the EPO and regularly represents clients during EPO hearings at first instance as well as during the Appeal procedure. He advises clients in relation to infringement and validity of their own patents and third party patent rights and is highly experienced in relation to IP portfolio reviews for due diligence processes.

In addition to patent work, his practice extends to the registration and enforcement of UK and European Community Registered Designs and related unregistered rights.



Adam’s experience extends to a variety of fields focused on engineering and information technology, including aerospace, oil and gas/offshore technologies, heat and power production/distribution, HVAC, mechanical engineering, medical devices, biometrics and smartcards. 


  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2007
  • European Patent Attorney, 2007
  • Certificate in IP Law, University of London, 2004
  • IP Litigator
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute


MEng (First Class), University of Cambridge, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 2003

Adam was awarded the Sir George Nelson Prize in Applied Mechanics by the University of Cambridge, having achieved the highest marks in the third and fourth year examinations.

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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