- BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Sheffield
- PhD Physical Chemistry, University of Sheffield
- Chartered Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney
Dr Martin Nielson’s main areas of specialism are chemistry and materials, with a focus on advanced materials, polymers, coatings and green (sustainable) chemistry — including batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen fuel systems.
His practice centres on providing commercially focused, patent-related advice including prosecution, portfolio management, strategy, enforcement and defending patent rights in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
In addition to securing commercially valuable patent protection, Martin guides clients through contentious matters, including patent infringement, validity, European oppositions and appeals.
His other areas of specialism include hard metal materials (including diamond and carbides), composites, fabrics and gas-phase systems, mining, rock processing and oil and gas technologies.
Martin’s client base varies from SMEs to multinationals as well as universities and R&D groups. He always take a comprehensive, honest and results-focused approach to work, with a focus on empowering clients to make informed strategic decisions.
Martin entered the profession in 1999. He joined Murgitroyd as part of the addition of the UDL team in October 2021.
Core expertise: automotive, engineering and industry, chemistry, materials, advanced materials, automotive, battery, hydrogen fuel cell and energy storage technology, green chemistry, medical devices.
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