Jacqueline Holmes

Partner, Patent Attorney


‌I joined the patent profession to find an outlet for my broad interest in science and technology.  I aim to help inventors and companies navigate the patent application process, while always keeping in mind their specific business needs.

I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences.  After studying General Engineering for two years, I specialised in Materials Science, continuing to study a diverse range of subjects including metallurgy, composites, polymers and biomaterials.  I completed a PhD in 2005, in collaboration with a large pharmaceutical company, researching drug crystallisation and delivery, and then continued in the field of pharmaceutical materials science to complete a three year project as a Research Associate studying peptide self-assembly for pharmaceutical and medical applications. 

In addition to my research, I spent time teaching undergraduate materials science, both running practical classes and as a tutor.

I joined Dummett Copp in 2008 and became a partner of the firm in 2015. I am also a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

I work with a broad range of clients in a number of technical areas including medical devices, offshore equipment, packaging and building materials, as well as advising on other general mechanical and consumer product inventions.  I am also able to advise clients regarding trade mark and design protection.

Clients have praised me for my ability to explain things clearly, and for dealing with matters quickly and efficiently.

In my spare time I can be found, on a good day, in the gym or, on an equally good day, browsing recipe books and baking cakes.  I also enjoy all things cars and am happy to be out driving, at home watching Formula 1 or stood in the rain at Brands Hatch.


  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • MA Natural Sciences
  • PhD Materials Science
  • Litigation Skills Certificate

Specialist Technical Areas

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Healthcare
  • Medical devices
  • Building and Construction
  • Packaging and Automotive