Partner, Patent Attorney
Head of Chemistry


Jeremy has over 15 years’ experience in chemistry and materials science patents, with a focus on polymers, composites and advanced materials, as well as consumer products. He has an enviable success rate with opposition and appeals and regularly represents clients at oral proceedings before the EPO. He provides early input to help ensure that appropriate and persuasive data is presented and works with a wide range of clients on invention capture and filing strategy, as well as driving efficiency and adding value in strategic portfolio management. Jeremy heads up the firm’s Chemistry practice group and is a member of our Management Board.

Areas of Expertise

  • Polymers, including resins, coatings, films and fibres/yarns
  • Carbon-fibre reinforced composites
  • Carbon nanotechnologies
  • Small molecule pharmaceuticals, including analgesics, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Detergents
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Industrial chemistry, including isomerisation and catalyst treatment
  • Analytical techniques and instruments, including IR and Raman spectroscopy, chromatography and mass spectrometry


Jeremy’s clients include Japan-based multinational chemical and materials companies, large consumer goods businesses and universities.


Jeremy has a degree and PhD in chemistry from the University of Nottingham. He joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2001, qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2005. He joined the partnership in 2008.


Jeremy has been listed as a "recommended lawyer" and a "key lawyer" in the 2021-2023 editions of The Legal 500, and is recognised in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2021-2023 as a “Patent star”.

He is also listed in the EPO Rankings short list of recommended attorneys  - IAM Patent 1000, 2016 – 2021 and for prosecution UK: England 2022.

"Chemistry doyen Jeremy Webster, has a high success rate in oppositions and appeals at the EPO and effortlessly coordinates global portfolio management for Japanese multinationals". - IAM Patent 1000 - 2020