Richard Mead

European Patent Attorney


Richard is an European Patent Attorney in the Engineering department.  He joined Dehns in 2017 as a Technical Assistant and qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2022.  Prior to working for Dehns, Richard obtained extensive technical knowledge through completion of a PhD at the University of Cambridge following a master’s degree in physics at the University of Southampton.


Type of clients and client work

Richard works with a variety of clients, including individual inventors, SMEs, and multinational companies.  He primarily works on obtaining patent protection for clients through drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the UK and European Patent Offices, as well as in various other jurisdictions such as the USA, but also has experience in contentious and advice work relating to other aspects of patent law.



Richard works on cases covering a variety of subject matter within physical sciences and engineering.  He has particular experience working on inventions relating to electronics, software, and scientific instruments and is also experienced in inventions concerning the composition, construction, and production methods of various products.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2024
  • European Patent Attorney, 2022
  • Student Member of CIPA


Higher Education

PhD, Physics/Materials Science, University of Cambridge, 2017

MPhys (Hons) Physics (First Class), University of Southampton

Contact details

The Brinell Building
30 Station Street
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1273 244 200


physics, software, electronics, mechanical engineering