Katie Dunne

Senior Associate


Katie is a qualified UK and European patent attorney and was made an Associate of the firm in 2017. She joined Dehns in 2010, after completing a DPhil in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Oxford. Prior to this, she obtained a Masters degree in Physics in 2006, also from the University of Oxford.

Katie became a Senior Associate of the firm in 2021.


Type of clients and client work

Katie works for a wide variety of clients, from sole inventors, university spin-outs and SMEs to multinational corporations.

She has experience in drafting new patent applications and prosecuting these applications to grant. She regularly takes part in hearings before the European Patent Office, and has experience of opposition and appeal proceedings.

Katie can offer advice on issues such as worldwide filing strategies, and she manages the prosecution of international patent portfolios for many of her clients. She can also advise on patent enforcement and infringement and validity.

She also files registered designs in the UK and Europe.



Her work involves handling patents in a wide variety of engineering fields, including: medical devices, gas turbine engines, telecommunications, actuation systems, and refrigeration systems.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate, 2017
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2014
  • European Patent Attorney, 2014
  • Certificate in IP Law, Brunel University, 2011
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute


Higher Education

DPhil, Experimental Particle Physics, University of Oxford, 2010
Mphys, Physics, University of Oxford, 2006

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

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


mechanical engineering, physics, designs