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Joseph Newcombe

Joseph Newcombe

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Joseph Newcombe

Associate, Patent Attorney



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Joseph works in the chemistry and materials field assisting in the drafting and prosecution of UK and European patents. He also has experience in opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO and the management of national/regional phase entry of international patent applications.

Areas of Expertise

  • Small molecule pharmaceuticals – especially allosteric modulators
  • Antibody-drug conjugates, PROTACs
  • Methods of synthesis


Joseph works with clients including large multinational pharmaceutical companies, universities and research charities, as well as smaller pharmaceutical companies across Europe, the US and Japan.


Joseph has a Master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Sussex and a PhD from University College London. His doctorate involved the development of small molecules, which act as allosteric modulators of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. He joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2018, qualifying as both a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney in 2022.