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Simon has more than 25 years’ experience working as a European and UK patent attorney working in the life sciences sector. He provides clear and practical advice on all aspects of patents and other IP rights including drafting, prosecution, inter partes proceedings and due diligence. He is regularly involved in oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office and covers a wide variety of technical fields, including physical biochemistry, therapeutics, diagnostics, genetics, chemistry and mechanical subject matter.

Areas of Expertise

  • All types of therapeutics, including protection of new medical uses and repurposed drugs
  • Pharmaceutical life cycle management
  • Medical and diagnostic devices
  • Plant biotechnology and biofuels
  • Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering


Simon’s clients include individual inventors, universities, spin-outs, SMEs, technology transfer organisations, charities and multinational companies in Europe, US and other jurisdictions.


Simon has a BSc (Hons.) degree and PhD in biochemistry from the University of Bristol. He worked for the UK Ministry of Defence intellectual property rights department before joining Mewburn Ellis LLP in 1997, qualifying as a European Patent Attorney in 1996 and Chartered Patent Attorney in 1997. He joined the partnership in 1999.

Simon sits on the Life Sciences Committee of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).  He has been an examiner for the CIPA qualification exams and is a Member of the Editorial Board of Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review.


Simon has been repeatedly been recognised in The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Managing Intellectual Property, IAM Patent 1000 and other directories.  He is described as a “European patent attorney whose first-class achievements garner pan-continental acclaim” and a  "leader in his field”, with "peers speaking warmly of his character and ability".

Listed in the EPO Rankings short list of recommended attorneys  - IAM Patent 1000, 2016 – 2020.

"The very approachable" Simon (Kremer) is described as "an authority on the pharmaceutical lifecycle, whose scientific prowess is lauded by the universities he works with" - IAM patent 1000 2020