Partner, Patent Attorney


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Rachel leads our London engineering team, carrying out patent and design work in the engineering, chemical and materials sectors. She has experience in original drafting, prosecution, opposition and appeals, as well as providing IP strategy and worldwide portfolio management for UK clients. Rachel also handles opinion work including management and coordination of large scale, multi-jurisdictional FTO opinion work.

Areas of Expertise

  • Gas turbine engine components and composite materials for aeronautical applications
  • Medical devices
  • Construction materials
  • Sportswear and sporting goods
  • Polymers, adhesives, and starches
  • Next generation tobacco and nicotine products
  • Renewable energy technology especially wave energy conversion


Rachel works with UK SMEs, multinationals and universities. She has a particular interest in working with clients in Australia, Taiwan and India, and regularly visits those countries.


Rachel has a degree in chemistry and a PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Durham. She joined Mewburn Ellis in 1998 and later qualified as a Charted Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney in 2002.

Rachel spent nearly two years working in an Australian patent attorney firm before returning to Mewburn Ellis in 2006 and joining the partnership in 2007. She regularly attends APAA and other international conferences.