Dr Martin Neilson

Partner - Patents

  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry — University of Sheffield
  • PhD Physical Chemistry — University of Sheffield
  • Chartered Patent Attorney/European Patent Attorney
  • Professional Representative before EUIPO
  • UK Legal 500 recommended lawyer 2021

Martin’s areas of specialism are chemistry, materials, engineering and design. Martin has considerable experience in drafting patent applications within the chemical and engineering fields, focusing on hard metal materials (diamond and carbides), coatings, polymers, composites, fabrics and gas-phase systems. He’s focused on green and sustainable technologies, specifically battery technology.

His practice centres on providing commercially-focused, patent-related advice including portfolio management, strategy, enforcement and defending patent rights in the UK and Europe. He has considerable experience of drafting patent applications within the chemical and engineering fields, focusing on hard metal materials, coatings, polymers, composites, mining, rock processing and oil and gas technologies. He has successfully represented his clients for many years, prosecuting patent applications internationally with specific focus on European applications.

Martin’s client base varies from SMEs to multinationals as well as universities and R&D groups. In addition to securing commercially valuable patent protection, Martin guides his clients through contentious matters of patent infringement and validity, European oppositions and appeals.

Martin entered the profession in 1999. He joined UDL in 2007 and became a partner in 2014.

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Articles by Dr Martin Neilson

Patents

03-02-2021

The solid-state battery gold rush

Solid-state battery innovators are rushing to secure rights to the next game-changing development.

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Patents

10-11-2020

How to build and secure company assets in a global pandemic

Looking to build up your assets? Get our tips for creating a high-value IP strategy.

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IP tips

23-06-2020

Top IP tips for business leaders

IP doesn't have to be a burden — get to grips with our ten simple tips for business leaders.

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Case studies by Dr Martin Neilson

Case Study

Submer Technologies SL

Building a global IP portfolio for the pandemic and beyond

We helped a next-generation datacentre solutions provider to build a global IP portfolio which secures its assets through the pandemic and beyond.

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SIG

Safer, more efficient external cladding

Our technical knowledge of the science behind the invention helped us to secure patent protection for SIG’s cladding.

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Floreon

A solution to the world’s packaging problem?

Plastic pollution is a major problem. Floreon might just have the solution. We secured European protection for its innovative degradable plastics.

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