Samuel Cleary

Technical Assistant
Samuel Cleary


Sam is training to become a European and Chartered UK Patent Attorney.  He joined Dehns in 2014 after completing an M.Eng. (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering with Computer Science at University College London (UCL).


Type of clients and client work 

The clients Sam works with range from multinational blue-chip companies and SMEs through to start-ups and sole inventors.  Beyond the UK and Europe, He has experience handling patent applications in a wide range of territories worldwide, and has particular experience with the US, Japan, China, and Taiwan.  His work includes assisting in the drafting of new patent applications and prosecuting patent applications through to grant worldwide.  He also has experience providing advice regarding the patentability of new inventions and on building an intellectual property portfolio from a grassroots level.



Sam works on a wide variety of subject-matter in the fields of electronic engineering, telecommunications, and computer software.  He has particular experience with patent applications relating to processor architectures, radio communications, signal processing, cryptography, image processing, sensors, and semiconductor devices including MEMS-based devices.  He also has a keen interest in applications relating to virtual and augmented reality, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Sam also has experience in the fields of mechanical engineering, having worked with patent applications in the petroleum industry and in relation to household appliances.


Qualifications and Memberships 

Post-Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, 2015 (Brunel University)

Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education 

M.Eng. (Hons), Electronic Engineering with Computer Science, University College London, 2014

In his third year, Sam worked on a research project in photonics, modelling moth-eye anti-reflective nanostructures for use in thermochromic smart windows.  In his fourth year, he worked on electrospinning organic nanofibres, developing software that could model an electric field surrounding electrospinning apparatus to aid in development of medical devices.