Amy Cheston

European Patent Attorney


Amy is currently a Technical Assistant in the Dehns Chemical group. She joined Dehns in 2019 after completing her DPhil in Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford. Prior to this, Amy graduated from the University of York with a first class MChem degree in Chemistry, during which she spent her final year working at a large pharmaceutical company in Switzerland.

Amy qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2023.


Types of clients and client work

Amy works with clients of a variety of sizes, from university spin-outs and SMEs all the way through to multinational corporations with international patent portfolios. Amy handles prosecution of patent applications in Europe, and has experience of prosecution in a number of other jurisdictions including China, Japan, the US, Korea, Canada and Brazil. Amy also assists with client work outside of prosecution, including freedom to operate analysis and patent application drafting.



Amy has gained experience working on patent applications relating to a wide variety of technologies in the chemical field, including polymer chemistry, organometallic catalysis, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical chemistry, drug delivery formulations, and materials chemistry.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • European Patent Attorney, 2023
  • Intellectual Property Law Post-Graduate Certificate, (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Student Member of CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys)


Higher Education

  • MChem, Chemistry with a year in industry (first class with distinction), University of York, 2015
  • DPhil, Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford, 2019 (Thesis title: Chemical tools to probe the function of TRIM33)

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200 +44 (0)20 7353 8895