Jonathan joined Dehns in 2015 after completing a PhD at the University of Bristol in the field of inorganic chemistry. Prior to this, Jonathan graduated from the University of Bristol with a first class MSci degree in Chemistry, during which he studied for a year at the Technical University of Munich in Germany.
Jonathan also has experience working in a solar cell development laboratory at the LMU in Munich and in two pharmaceutical companies in the Czech Republic and Germany. Jonathan is bilingual French/English and has a good knowledge of German.
Jonathan qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2020 and became an Associate of the firm in 2021.
Type of clients and client work
Jonathan works with clients of a variety of sizes, from university spin-outs and SMEs all the way through to multinational corporations.
He has experience in drafting new patent applications, prosecuting applications before the UK and European Patent Offices, handling international patent portfolios, and working on oppositions and appeals at the EPO.
Jonathan’s work involves handling cases in a wide variety of chemical fields, including: polymer chemistry, organometallic catalysis, neutraceutical and pharmaceutical chemistry, solar cell materials, diagnostic assay methods, tracer chemistry for subterranean reservoirs, and materials chemistry.
Qualifications and Memberships
- UK Patent Attorney, 2020
- European Patent Attorney, 2020
- Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University, 2016
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
- Member of the European Patent Institute (EPI)
PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bristol, 2015 (Faculty of Science Commendation awarded; Thesis title: Borylphosphines)
MSci Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe (first class), University of Bristol, 2011