Richard Wells

Richard Wells

Senior Associate - Patent Attorney

As a member of Potter Clarkson’s biotechnology and pharmaceuticals group, Richard works with a wide range of clients on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.

During his undergraduate degree at Warwick University, Richard spent a year working with mRNA expression microarray technology at a small biotechnology company in Cambridge. Richard then studied for his PhD in developmental genetics at Sheffield University. During this time, he investigated embryology in the fruit fly drosophila melanogaster. 
Richard joined Potter Clarkson in 2012.



Screening assays, recombinant DNA technologies, antibody therapeutics, vaccine technology, peptide therapeutics 


Richard read biological sciences with molecular genetics (and a year in industry) at Warwick University. He completed his PhD in developmental genetics at Sheffield University. 


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

Awards & Recognition

Richard graduated from Warwick University with the highest mark of his year.

MIP IP STARS - Notable Practitioner; MIP IP STARS - Rising Star 2019-2021


Richard plays the drums and has recorded numerous records over the years. He also enjoys keeping fit and is a keen runner.