Sara Jane Paines



Sara Jane is a Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and Chartered Linguist. She joined Dehns in 2021 after a number of years at another IP firm. She holds a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering as well as a First Class Honours Degree in Modern Languages. Prior to joining the IP profession, Sara Jane worked as a patent translator and proofreader.


Type of clients and client work

Sara Jane works with a wide variety of clients, from individual inventors to multinational companies and overseas attorneys. Sara Jane has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK and Europe and in providing infringement and validity advice. She also has experience of prosecuting patent applications before the German Patent and Trademark Office.



Sara Jane specialises in patent matters relating to the electrical and electronic engineering and computer software sectors, including analogue electronics, semiconductors, control systems, automotive systems, telecommunications, computer-implemented inventions, artificial intelligence and natural language processing.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • European Patent Attorney 2021
  • Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney 2019
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate
  • Chartered Linguist (German)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists


Higher Education

BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering (First Class), London South Bank University 2015

BA (Hons) Modern Languages (First Class), University of Southampton 2010



Sara Jane speaks French, German and Portuguese.

Contact details

The Brinell Building
30 Station Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1273 244 200 +44 (0)20 7353 8895


mechanical engineering, electronics, software