Emer Bollinghaus

Senior Associate


Emer is a UK and European patent attorney. She joined Dehns as a Senior Associate in 2023. Prior to joining Dehns, Emer trained and qualified with another London patent firm, before working for several years as a freelance patent attorney. She has a First Class Honours Degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) from the University of Cambridge.

Emer qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2008 and as a UK Patent Attorney in 2009.


Type of clients and client work

Emer has significant experience liaising directly with UK-based and international clients, encompassing invention capture, drafting new patent applications, freedom to operate analyses, and coordinating prosecution of patent portfolios worldwide. She has successfully represented clients at oral proceedings before the EPO and at IPO hearings.



With an academic background in physics, Emer’s technical experience spans a variety of sectors including physics and optics, mechanics, software and telecoms, medical devices and automotive and aerospace engineering.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Certificate in IP Law (Distinction), Queen Mary, University of London, 2006
  • European Patent Attorney, 2008
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2009
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate, 2012
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute
  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2024


Higher Education

BA Hons (First Class), University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences (Physics) 

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200


mechanical engineering, physics