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Stephen Johnson


Partner, Patent Attorney

Partner, Patentanwalt

Associé, Patent Attorney

合伙人, 专利代理人

パートナー, 弁理士

파트너, 변리사

  • English (en)


Stephen is a UK and European patent attorney in our chemical and life sciences team. Stephen has a wide range of experience across all aspects of patent law, from the drafting, filing and prosecution of British, European and international patent applications, to working on opposition and appeal cases before the European Patent Office and undertaking infringement clearance tasks.

Throughout his career, Stephen has specialised in new technologies across a variety of chemically orientated fields. A particular focus of his interest concerns synthetic organic, medicinal, and process chemistry, pharmaceutical formulations, polymorphic forms, and the medical uses of small chemical entities. Stephen is also familiar with new technologies across a variety of other chemically orientated fields, having acted as agent for patent applications pertaining to lubricants & fuel oils, oil well compositions, polymers, catalysts, organic semiconductors, lithium iron battery technologies and medical devices.


Stephen holds a first class honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and a DPhil in Organic Chemistry also from the University of Oxford, studying the synthesis and physical properties of carbohydrate-derived peptidomimetics, whilst also tutoring undergraduates in the fields of general organic, peptide and carbohydrate chemistry.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute

Awards and Recognition

  • IAM Patent 1000 (Silver) for Patent Prosecution – 2021
  • ‘Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’, Presented by The Cambridgeshire Law Society, Legal Excellence Awards – 2020
  • Summer Bank Holiday Office Closure 2021

  • Venner Shipley’s world leading inflammasome client, Inflazome, acquired by Roche

  • Venner Shipley receives Patent Attorney Firm of the Year award at the CLS Legal Excellence Awards