Andrew Chiva



Andrew is a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered UK Patent Attorney. He joined Dehns in 2002 after graduating from Imperial College, London with a Masters degree in Physics. Andrew handles patent work in a wide range of engineering-related fields and was made a Dehns Partner in 2013.


Type of clients and client work

The majority of Andrew’s clients are multi-national corporations and small/medium sized companies, although he also works with universities and individuals. He advises on all aspects of the patent process, including drafting applications, prosecution in multiple jurisdictions, post-grant proceedings at the European Patent Office, and patent infringement and enforcement matters.



Andrew handles work in a wide range of technologies, including mass spectrometry, oil drilling systems, fire and security, containers, and sanitary products and equipment.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Certificate in IP Law, University of London, 2003
  • European Patent Attorney, 2005
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2006 (Awarded Gill Prize for first place overall and Strode Prize for first place in practice paper)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • European Patent Institute
  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023


Higher Education

MSci (First Class), Imperial College, London, Physics, 2001



Andrew was awarded the Gill Prize and the Strode Prize by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys for his performance in the Institute’s final examinations.

Contact details

The Brinell Building
30 Station Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1273 244 200


mechanical engineering, physics, dispute resolution, designs