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Sarah Binham

Sarah has been in the intellectual property profession since 2002. She is a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney.

Sarah has extensive experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications and portfolio management. She has worked with established companies to protect business-critical and standards-related inventions, and with start-up companies to create patent portfolios from scratch. She is experienced at leading brain storming sessions with inventors to achieve effective invention-capture with minimal disruption to day-to-day business activity. She is skilled at breaking-down technical information relating to commercial products into individually patentable inventions.

Sarah is committed to achieving the right scope of protection for her clients.  She has extensive experience of patent prosecution, including EPO oral proceedings, and with working with local attorneys to effectively and efficiently prosecute patent families through multiple jurisdictions. She is experienced at prosecuting standard-related applications. She has also been instructed on a number of occasions to take over the prosecution of business-critical patent applications that were in need of creative thinking to meet the client’s objectives.

Sarah has extensive experience of contentious third party IP issues. She is experienced at drafting and prosecuting European oppositions. She is also experienced in US re-examination proceedings. She has advised clients throughout patent litigation both in Europe and the US. She is experienced at preparing infringement and validity opinions. She is also practiced in undertaking due diligence, freedom to operate searching and invalidity searching on behalf of clients.


Legal 500:

2018: "Also recommended are ... Sarah Binham, who has been drafting patents for Huawei."

2017: "Other standout attorneys are ... Sarah Binham ..."

2016: "The highly regarded Sarah Binham ..."

2015: "Sarah Binham ... [is] highly recommended."

2014: "Sarah Binham ... [is] ‘highly knowledgeable’ and ‘imbued with business acumen’." 

IP Stars:

2018: "Other notable senior patent attorneys are Sarah Binham"









Sarah Binham


Sarah Binham

Qualified 2006
Partner 2012

European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney

MEng (Cantab), Electrical and
Information Sciences



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