Sarah Richmond

Senior Associate


Sarah is a qualified UK and European Patent attorney, and a Chartered Engineer. Sarah joined Dehns in 2019.

Sarah has previous experience as an in-house IP counsel in a large multi-national company, and as a patent attorney in private practice. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Sarah was as an Examiner at the EPO in Munich for six years. After completing her degree, Sarah worked for a multi-national engineering firm for seven years. She held various engineering and programme management roles, working in the UK, Europe and Asia.


Type of clients and client work

Sarah works with a range of clients covering all engineering technical fields.

Her work includes drafting patent applications, and filing and prosecuting UK, European and PCT patent applications.

She can advise clients on other aspects of patent law, including patent filing strategy, EPO oppositions and appeals, enforcement of IP rights, infringement, validity and licensing. Sarah has experience in managing patent portfolios in a wide range of territories worldwide. She also has experience with registered designs.



Sarah works on a wide variety of subject-matter in all engineering technical fields.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2016
  • European Patent Attorney, 2015
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute
  • Basic Litigation Skills Course, 2017
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers


Higher Education

M.Eng Engineering Science, Oxford University 1999

Contact details

Willow Court
West Way
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1865 305 100


mechanical engineering