Adrian Samuels

Managing Partner


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. Adrian became the firm’s Managing Partner in 2022.


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. His telecommunications experience includes drafting applications in the LTE/5G space – particularly as they apply to IoT devices.


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
  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) (2023)


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, 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars directory.

In 2022, Adrian was named in the “IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists” publication for 2022; this publication identifies those “shown to possess world-class skills in the development and roll-out of strategies that maximise the value of patents, copyright, trademarks and other IP rights”.

Contact details

Willow Court
West Way
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1865 305 100


mechanical engineering, physics, software, electronics, dispute resolution, consulting