Philippa Roberts

Technical Assistant
Philippa Roberts


Philippa joined Dehns in 2014 having completed a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge and a Master of Chemistry degree at the University of Oxford.


Type of clients and client work

She works for a wide variety of clients including start-ups, universities and multinational corporations. Her work includes drafting new applications and prosecuting patent applications worldwide.



Philippa’s work involves handling patents in a wide range of chemical fields including: medical devices, pharmaceuticals, petrochemistry, electronic materials, and food technology.


Qualifications and Memberships 

  • Student Member of the Chartered Instituted of Patent Attorneys
  • Certificate in IP Law, Brunel University, 2015


Higher Education 

MChem (First Class), University of Oxford, 2008

PhD, Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, 2013

In the final year of her undergraduate degree Philippa undertook a research project studying electron transfer in proteins. 

Her PhD research involved studying the mechanism of proton transfer by mitochondrial proteins.