Russell Woolley

Senior Associate

Russell has a diverse portfolio of work across a broad range of core chemistry technologies. He has particular experience in the fields of batteries, alloys, carbon nanotubes, graphene, food science, and polymers for medical devices. The bulk of Russell’s work is before the European Patent Office, prosecuting European patent applications and representing clients at hearings during opposition proceedings. Russell also handles global patent families and advises on freedom-to-operate for product launches.

Russell studied undergraduate chemistry at the University of Oxford, specialising in inorganic chemistry. He was awarded a first-class degree, finishing top at his college. He completed a PhD at Imperial College London, researching fuel cell electrodes. Russell published several articles in scientific journals and was awarded a prize for his thesis.

A keen sportsman, Russell was awarded a Blue for water polo at university. He still swims competitively and enjoys working up an appetite for some home-cooked food.


  • MChem (University of Oxford)
  • PhD Materials Science (Imperial College London)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • CertIP Certificate in Intellectual Property Law