Sarah Abou-Shehada

Trainee Patent Attorney

Sarah obtained an MRes and PhD from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath. Her PhD project, a joint project between the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering departments, involved the development of a sustainable synthetic methodology for the functionalisation of pyridines by Lewis acid activation of halo- and vinylpyridines towards aromatic substitution and conjugate addition respectively.

Prior to joining the profession Sarah was a research project coordinator at the University of York, working within a consortium of large pharmaceutical companies, universities and SMEs across Europe, aimed at the development of sustainable manufacturing methods for the pharmaceutical industry. Sarah acted as an advisor to the consortium on sustainable synthetic approaches in the areas of synthetic biology, biochemistry, chemocatalysis, process, and flow chemistry. 

Sarah’s experience includes the filing and prosecution of patents, mainly in the chemical field particularly in the area of petrochemicals, polymers, reactor technology and catalysis. Sarah has industrial experience gained from working on special assignment at the Patent Department of a global oil and petrochemicals company, where she was involved in prosecution and opinion preparation work relating to a variety of aspects of industrial chemistry including polymer compositions, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, bulk chemical production processes and refinery apparatus.

Sarah joined J A Kemp in 2019 as a part-qualified patent attorney and works in the firm’s London Office.




University of Bath, Masters Degree in Chemistry; University of Bath, MRes in Sustainable Chemical Technologies; University of Bath, PhD in Chemistry

Professional Qualifications

Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Membership of Professional Bodies

Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)



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