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CALLUM MCGUINN

Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Chemistry

London

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Callum is experienced in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications within our chemistry practice group before the European Patent Office and worldwide. He represents clients in oppositions and appeals at the EPO and has experience conducting extensive freedom to operate analyses. He currently has a particular interest in the rapidly developing medicinal cannabis and cannabinoid ‘wellness’ sectors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Polymers and polymer manufacture, particularly polyethylene
  • Battery materials, particularly lithium ion battery materials
  • Fuel cells
  • Catalysts
  • Inorganic materials, in particular glasses and alloys
  • Small-molecule pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, antibody-drug conjugates and cancer therapeutics

Clients

Callum works with a number of large multinational chemical companies including polymer manufacturers, consumer products companies and speciality chemicals companies, as well as smaller local clients.

Background

Callum has a Master’s degree in chemistry from Oxford University, which included a year of research focusing on spectroscopic and computational studies of small gas-phase transition metal clusters. He joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2012, qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2016. He completed a three-month secondment to a US law firm, gaining insight into US patent practice, and currently spends two days each week on secondment to a multinational chemical company.

Recommendations

Named as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2018, 2019.