Jennifer Waters



Jennifer is a qualified UK and European patent attorney. She joined Dehns in 2009 having graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Master of Engineering Degree in Materials Science. Jennifer was made an Associate of the firm in 2014, Senior Associate in 2019 and Partner in 2022.


Type of clients and client work

Jennifer acts for clients of a variety of sizes, from individual inventors, university spin-outs and SMEs all the way through to multinational corporations. She works with numerous Norwegian based clients.

She has experience in drafting new patent applications, prosecuting these applications to grant before the UK and European Patent Offices, defending and filing EPO oppositions, and also handling international patent portfolios.

Jennifer has also been involved with litigation before IPEC and in Norway. Jennifer also has extensive experience in providing strategic advice regarding the infringement and validity of patents.



Jennifer’s work involves handling patents in a wide variety of engineering and materials fields, including: combustion engines, beverage dispensers, oil and gas extraction and processing technologies, electroosmotic materials, composites, super alloys and surface microstructures.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2013
  • European Patent Attorney, 2013
  • Certificate in IP Law, Brunel University, 2010
  • 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

MEng (First class) Materials Science, University of Oxford, 2009

Jennifer’s fourth year research project focused on glazing in water soluble polymer films used to encapsulate consumer products.



Jennifer was recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” in the 2023 and 2022 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars publication. She has previously been recognised as a “Rising Star” in the 2019 and 2020 editions.

She was also nominated by her peers as one of the world’s leading patent practitioners in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2016.

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

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


mechanical engineering, dispute resolution