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Mr. Robert Watson

Mr. Robert Watson
Mewburn Ellis LLP

City Tower
40 Basinghall Street

Tel: (+44) 20-7776 5300

Fax: (+44) 330 111 4455


Robert Watson is a UK and European Patent Attorney, as well as being a Professional Representative at EUIPO. He is a partner of the UK firm, Mewburn Ellis LLP, where he has worked since 1995, having gained a 1st class degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford. Robert handles patent work in chemistry and materials with particular experience in the pharmaceutical, industrial chemistry and nanotech sectors. He has also extensive experience with industrial designs. In the pharmaceutical sector he advises on the protection of drugs from initial discovery, through commercialisation to approval, including patent term extensions. In the nanotech sector, he has advised on novel nanoscale materials, and novel methods of producing graphene. He has helped numerous clients through due diligence associated with investment and acquisition. Robert is currently Vice-President of FICPI’s Work and Study Commission (CET) and Europe Members Commission (EUCOF). He was previously chair of the International Designs study group, and was president of FICPI-UK (the UK national group of FICPI) from 2011 to 2015. He has represented FICPI on working meetings at the UKIPO, EPO, EUIPO and WIPO, as well as meeting with offices and law makers globally. He is also a member of the Designs and Copyright committee of CIPA.

Regional Qualifications

​European Patent Attorney

Professional Representative at EUIPO

Academic Qualifications

1st class degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford

Country of practice

United KingdomUnited Kingdom

Professional Experience

  • IP due diligence
  • Patent drafting
  • Patent oppositions
  • Patent prosecution
  • Registered design prosecution

Country/Region of residence

United KingdomUnited Kingdom

Technical Specialisms

  • Chemistry
  • Industrial chemistry and chemical engineering
  • Materials; polymer science
  • Nanotechnology



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