Samuel Dewhurst

Senior Associate
Samuel Dewhurst


Sam is a European and Chartered UK Patent Attorney. He joined Dehns in 2010 following the completion of his PhD in semiconductor physics at the University of Cambridge. During his PhD, he worked on semiconductor quantum dots, single photon sources, photonic crystals and related technologies, and their uses in photonics and quantum information processing applications.

Prior to his PhD, he graduated from the University of Manchester with a First Class Honours MPhys degree in physics, which included a year studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Sam became a Senior Associate of the firm in 2020.

Type of clients and client work

Sam works with clients including large multinational companies and SMEs. His work includes drafting new patent applications, prosecuting such applications to grant before the UK and European Patent Offices, and handling international patent portfolios.


Sam handles patent work in a variety of electronics, physics and engineering fields. He has particular experience in mass spectrometry, graphics processing, semiconductor devices, telecommunications, and medical devices.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • European Patent Attorney, 2014
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2014
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University, 2011
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute

Higher Education

PhD, Semiconductor Physics, University of Cambridge, 2010

MPhys (1st class honours), Physics, University of Manchester, 2006