Christopher Dunleavy



Christopher is a part-qualified patent attorney in our Electronics and Engineering department. The focus of his work is the filing and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of electronics, computer implemented inventions, sensor systems and materials science.  Chris handles multi-disciplinary inventions on a regular basis.

Chris mainly works on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.  In addition, he regularly works closely with clients and inventors to help them identify their inventions.


Christopher graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters in Experimental and Theoretical Physics. He also completed a PhD at the Cambridge Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, and worked as a Postdoc on an EPSRC grant involving multiple universities and industrial partners prior to joining Venner Shipley.

Professional Memberships

  • Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute