Patent Technical Assistant


John works in our engineering patent team.  He has experience of prosecuting patent applications primarily in the fields of telecoms, medical devices, computer software, optics, engineering and electronics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Telecommunication systems and television systems
  • Data processing systems and methods
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Wireless charging, batteries, and fuel cells
  • Automotive and mechanical engineering
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Wind turbine technology


John graduated with a Master’s degree in Physics from University College London (UCL), before completing an MSc in Composite Materials at Imperial College London. After working for a couple of years, John went on to complete a PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge. John’s final year Master’s project at UCL was concerned with investigating the magnetic and electrical conductive properties of graphene-intercalated with rare-earth metals at low temperatures. His MSc project was focussed on developing electrically conductive bioceramic composites for prospective bone-tissue repair. His industry funded PhD project spanned subject matter from physics, biochemistry, and food science and technology.

John joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in late 2018 having completed the post-graduate certificate (PGCert) in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary (University of London), whilst working as a trainee patent attorney at another London firm.