Oliver Chammas

Trainee Patent Attorney

Oliver joined Kilburn & Strode in February 2020 as a part qualified patent attorney in the Life Sciences and Chemistry group, after previously working in private practice in London and Yorkshire. During his career, Oliver has had experience dealing with a variety of technical areas such as medical devices, biologics, antibody technologies, chemistry and pharmaceuticals.  Oliver has helped a range of UK based and foreign clients with drafting of applications, UK and European prosecution and freedom to operate analysis.  He has also had experience helping clients with patent matters in overseas jurisdictions such as the United States, China and Japan. Oliver has also assisted clients with design matters in Europe and elsewhere.
Oliver graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Leeds. His BSc research project focused on discovery and analysis of new antimalarial drug targets and drugs. This provided him with experience of recombinant protein techniques, enzymology and X-ray crystallography.  After his bachelor’s degree, Oliver went on to obtain an integrated PhD and MSc in Molecular Scale Engineering which focused on interdisciplinary science, bringing together biological, chemical and physical scientists.

During his PhD, Oliver worked on a number of projects, often spanning multiple fields.  These included: quantum dot technology for medical uses; split enzyme technology for use in detecting and treating heart disease; and the use of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to study various biological events in situ and in real time.


Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property (Merit) - Queen Mary University of London (2018)
Integrated PhD & MSc: Molecular Scale Engineering – University of Leeds (2016)
BSc (Hons) Medical Biochemistry – University of Leeds (2011)


Chammas, O., Billingsley, D. J., Bonass, W. A., & Thomson, N. H. (2013). Single-stranded DNA loops as fiducial markers for exploring DNA–protein interactions in single molecule imaging. Methods, 60(2), 122-130.
Ihli, J., Clark, J.N., Côté, A.S., Kim, Y.Y., Schenk, A.S., Kulak, A.N., Comyn, T.P., Chammas, O., Harder, R.J., Duffy, D.M. and Robinson, I.K., 2016. Strain-relief by single dislocation loops in calcite crystals grown on self-assembled monolayers. Nature communications, 7, p.11878
Chammas, Oliver, William A. Bonass, and Neil H. Thomson. Effect of heparin and heparan sulphate on open promoter complex formation for a simple tandem gene model using ex situ atomic force microscopy. Methods 120 (2017): 91-102.

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Patents

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