Charlotte Crowhurst

Charlotte Crowhurst

Partner - Patent Attorney

A highly skilled patent attorney with more than 25 years’ experience, Charlotte specialises in the protection of chemical and healthcare inventions and works with clients around the world to develop sound global IP strategies.

Adept at working with businesses of various sizes, she can flex her approach from advising ambitious new enterprises to undertaking global patent portfolio management for other clients. She regularly delivers seminars in key global markets on effective strategies for protecting inventions in Europe.  

In addition to her extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Charlotte has experience of oral proceedings before the European Patent Office, including opposition proceedings, and has been involved with multiple due diligence exercises for financing procedures. 

Charlotte has actively developed the firm’s business in Asia and acts for several large Korean companies and Chinese pharmaceutical companies and universities.



Chemical processes, new chemical entities, composite materials, polymer materials, pharmaceutical formulations, antimicrobial and consumer products, and catalysts 


Charlotte obtained an honours degree in chemistry at University College London and her PhD in organometallic chemistry from the University of Cambridge.


BSc (Hons), PhD (Cantab), UK and European Patent Attorney 

Awards & Recognition

IAM Patent 1000 - Prosecution 2017-2022; MIP IP STARS - IP Star 2017-2022 


Charlotte enjoys cooking food from around the world, travelling and skiing. 



Crowhurst is a percipient IP strategist and EPO advocate who has done much to advance the firm’s Asian business development, acting for corporate titans from China and Korea." IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2021
Charlotte Crowhurst has the Midas touch with Asian businesses - she frequently hosts seminars for leading players in China, Korea and Taiwan to provide guidance on protecting inventions in the European market." IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2020