Sam Exton

Patent Assistant

I joined Dummett Copp in 2023 after working in both private practice as an IP Consultant and as an Associate within a university technology transfer in London. I currently work within both the patent and trade mark departments and I am working towards qualification as an attorney.

Before joining the IP profession, I studied master's degrees in chemistry and pharmacology from Oxford, in which I focused my research on lithium mimetics for the treatment of bipolar disorder and the study of natural product inhibitors of UV-induced skin damage. I'm particularly interested in metabolism and using small molecules to influence metabolic pathways related to aging.

Out of work, I thoroughly enjoy travelling, snooker and running.


  • MChem Chemistry (Oxon)
  • MSc Pharmacology (Oxon)