Daniel Sanz Sharley

European Patent Attorney


Dan joined Dehns in 2019 after completing a PhD at the University of Bath in the field of organic chemistry. His research focused on developing novel methodologies for the catalytic synthesis of amides. Prior to this, Daniel graduated from the University of Bath with a first class MSci degree in Natural Sciences, during which he explored novel synthetic routes for the formation of a common beta-blocker drug.

Dan qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2023.


Types of clients and client work

Dan works with a variety of clients, including universities and large multinational corporations. Dan handles prosecution of patent applications in Europe, and has experience of prosecution in a number of other jurisdictions including China, Japan, the UK and the US. Dan also assists with freedom to operate analysis and drafting patent applications.



Dan’s work covers a wide range of chemical subject-matter, including pharmaceuticals, polymers, ceramics, functional materials and coatings, catalysis and food additives.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • European Patent Attorney, 2023
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2021
  • Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education

PhD, Chemistry, University of Bath, 2019 (Thesis title: Novel methodologies for the catalytic synthesis of amides)

MSci, Natural Sciences, University of Bath, 2015

Contact details

The Brinell Building
30 Station Street
United Kingdom