Sally Magrath

Senior Associate
Sally Magrath


Sally joined Dehns in 2002, having graduated with both a First Class Honours Degree in Physics and an MSc (Distinction) in Distributed Multimedia Systems from the University of Leeds.

Her studies included constructing a flux-gate magnetometer and developing a web-based simulator on the Java platform. Prior to joining Dehns, she worked for a short time as a Research Assistant in the School of Computing, University of Leeds.

Sally qualified as a UK patent attorney in 2007 and a European patent attorney in 2008. Sally became a Senior Associate of the firm in 2018.


Type of clients and client work 

Sally is experienced in advising all types of clients, from sole inventors to SMEs, university spin-outs and large multinational corporations, particularly including SME clients based in the UK and Scandinavia. She handles all aspects of patent work, from drafting and prosecution through to advice on infringement and validity of patents, and manages international patent portfolios for her clients. In addition to patent work, she handles UK and EU Design registrations.



Sally works with clients in the fields of physical sciences, engineering and computing, including medical devices, computer security, communications, materials engineering, automotive engineering, and various construction and environmental technologies. 


Qualifications and Memberships 

  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2007
  • European Patent Attorney, 2008
  • Certificate in IP Law, University of London, 2003
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education 

MSc (Distinction), University of Leeds, Distributed Multimedia Systems, 2001

BSc Hons (First Class), University of Leeds, Physics, 2000



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