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Consistently listed among the most frequent visitors to the EPO, Dehns is one of the most prominent patent outfits Europe-wide, having built its reputation for obtaining, protecting and defending patents across the past century. Its team of 130 patent professionals represents one of the largest of its kind in Europe and covers virtually every sector area, with 99 handling the engineering side and 31 dealing with life sciences and chemistry issues. It has recently seen a boost to its contentious capabilities via the lateral hire of Paul Harris – fresh from a stint at Venner Shipley, he joined the group in 2021, bringing almost 40 years of litigation experience with him. Among its existing team on the prosecution side, meanwhile, are physicist Robert Jackson and genetics expert Philip Webber. Jackson has been a Dehns partner for over 20 years and dedicates his time to original patent drafting and advice for companies across the United Kingdom, United States and Scandinavia, while Webber’s tenure with the firm has this year hit the 30-year mark – start-ups especially value his support, and he brings invaluable technical acumen through his PhD in molecular biology. Though he recently retired as a partner, having been with Dehns since 1980, Chris Davies remains on hand as a consultant; he formerly helmed its engineeringgroup.