Adrian Samuels



Adrian Samuels is a UK and European Patent Attorney with an MA in Physics from Oxford University. He handles patent work in various fields of physics and engineering.

Adrian joined Dehns in 1995 and became a Partner in 2003.


Type of clients and client work

Adrian has extensive experience of drafting original patent applications for direct clients, from start-ups to larger established companies; in particular he helps them take a commercially-focused strategic approach to building an IP portfolio which maximises company value. He also has indepth experience in contentious matters including European oppositions and UK and US litigation.



He handles patent work in various engineering fields including ultrasonic interfaces, control systems for domestic appliances, fluid control valves and various areas of physics such as optics and optical sensors.

Adrian also has a significant practice in electronics both at systems level and component level; and in computer-implemented inventions, mainly for smaller companies in areas which have include telecommunications, short range radio data communication, mathematical modelling and microprocessor design.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • European Patent Attorney, 1999
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 1999
  • Certified Patent Valuation Analyst 2013
  • IP Litigator
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Basic Litigation Skills Course, 2017


Higher Education

MA, Physics, University of Oxford, 1994



Adrian has been recognised as a “Global IP Star” in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2018 edition and as a “Patent star” in the 2019 edition, where he was also highlighted as a “notable experienced patent attorney”. He was once again recognised as a “Patent Star” in the 2020 and 2021 editions of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars directory.

Contact details

Willow Court
West Way
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1865 305 100


consulting, engineering, dispute resolution