Joshua Askew

Technical Assistant


Josh is a Technical Assistant in the Dehns Mechanical Engineering and Physics group.

He joined Dehns in September 2023 after graduating from the University of Birmingham with a First Class Masters in Physics. In his studies he specialised in precision interferometry for gravitational wave detectors. For his final year project he implemented an active stabilisation system to a Fabry-Perot interferometer capable of reducing seismic noise in mid-range frequency optical readouts.


Types of client and client work

Josh works with a variety of clients, ranging from solo inventors to large multinationals. Josh regularly handles prosecution of patent applications in Europe, and also has experience prosecuting in other jurisdictions such as the UK and US.



Josh has gained experience relating to a wide variety of technologies in the fields of the physical sciences and engineering. Particular areas include commercial and residential refrigeration, fire detection systems, and aircraft mechanical systems.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Postgraduate Certificate (Intellectual Property Law), Bournemouth University (2024)
  • Student Member of CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys)


Higher Education

MSci Physics (First Class), University of Birmingham, 2023


Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200


mechanical engineering, physics, electronics, software