Deborah Maxwell

Deborah Maxwell

Senior Associate - Patent Attorney

With extensive expertise in the field of design and engineering, Deborah specialises in drafting patent specifications, prosecuting patent applications through to grant, managing patent and registered design portfolios that include foreign patent families and advising on patent and registered design strategy.

She is also accomplished in carrying out searches for patent documents that are relevant to a client's invention and advising on the patentability of their invention. 

Deborah has experience working with local individuals, SMEs and large international companies, as well as companies and universities that are based overseas. She is a regular speaker at high profile industry events across Europe, particularly in the product design and textiles sectors.  

She joined Potter Clarkson in 2011, worked as an associate from 2015 and became a senior associate in 2018.



Patent and design matters in a range of engineering fields including textile manufacturing, garment design, drug delivery devices and automotive engine and transmission assembly


Deborah obtained a master’s degree in product design engineering from the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art.


MEng, UK and European Patent Attorney, European Design Attorney, UK Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate

Awards & Recognition

MIP IP STARS - Rising Star 2020, 2021