Chris Goddard



Chris is a European and UK Chartered Patent Attorney. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1994 with a degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) and was awarded a PhD, also by the University of Cambridge. He joined the firm in 1999 and was made a Partner in 2013.


Type of clients and client work

Chris handles patent work for a variety of clients from sole-inventors and small biotech companies to multinational corporations, with a considerable proportion of his work originating from clients in Scandinavia.

Chris provides patent drafting, filing, international prosecution and strategic IP portfolio advice. He has experience in oppositions and appeals before the EPO.



Chris works with inventions from a broad range of chemical technologies including organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery formulations, diagnostic assays, medical devices, solar cells and renewable energy.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2004
  • European Patent Attorney, 2003
  • Certificate in IP Law, University of London, 2001
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Basic Litigation Skills Course


Higher Education

PhD, University of Cambridge, Thesis Title: “Resin-bound Synthesis and Template-based Chemical Libraries”, 2000

BA, University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences (Chemistry), 1994



Chris was mentioned in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 directory: “patent portfolio management is a key specialty of Chris Goddard, who recently worked with Camurus on its portfolio”. He was also mentioned in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 as a “key lawyer” of the firm.

Following his PhD, Chris became a postgraduate Research Associate at the University Chemical Laboratories in Cambridge, where he was involved in the development of a Solid-Phase Multiple-Parallel Synthesis Platform in collaboration with PE Biosystems, a Californian scientific instrument manufacturer.

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

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