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Chris has experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a variety of materials science and engineering fields. He has also gained direct experience of the management of a large patent portfolio, whilst on secondment in the patent department of a UK automotive manufacturer.

Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive and mechanical engineering
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Wind turbine technologies
  • Electric power generator control systems


Chris has a degree in Materials Science from the University of Oxford. Following his undergraduate studies, Chris worked at Sharp Laboratories of Europe developing microfluidic energy storage devices. He later returned to Oxford to complete a DPhil in nanocrystal solar cells, focusing on the optical and electronic properties of semiconductor nanocrystals. During this time, he taught undergraduate students in various subject areas, including engineering ceramics, composites and polymer science, as well as electronic device physics. As part of his doctoral studies, Chris completed a course in commercial strategy at the Said Business School in which he studied how disruptive technologies can be exploited to create new commercial markets.

Chris joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2020. He previously completed the post-graduate certificate (PGCert) in Intellectual Property Law at Bournemouth University, whilst working at another firm. Chris is part-qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney.