Peter Wilson

Dr Peter Wilson

Director, Patents
Patent Group


  • Patents
  • MA Natural Sciences, Cambridge University
  • PhD Materials Science & Metallurgy, Cambridge University
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
  • European Patent Attorney

After completing a Bachelors in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge, Peter Wilson began his IP career with the UK Ministry of Defence. He worked within its research establishments for what was to become QinetiQ. He gained valuable experience in the handling and development of IP portfolios in structural and aerospace materials. He also gained an understanding of the provision of IP support for the full range of technology development and transfer and other commercial activities of the business.

Following qualification as a UK and European Patent attorney, Peter transferred to private practice in London. He returned to his native North Yorkshire in 2000, where he managed the York office and UK patent business of a European IP group. Peter joined Murgitroyd in its York office in 2007, and was appointed Director of Patents in 2013.

Peter’s core area of expertise is in materials science and mechanical engineering, with a particular focus on aerospace, automotive and agricultural engineering, advanced materials and semiconductor device materials and applications.

He has significant experience in developing patent portfolios – preparation and prosecution – for technology-driven small and medium-sized companies and universities. His experience in industry and in private practice lets him offer a commercially realistic and proactive approach to his clients’ needs. Peter has extensive experience of European Oral proceedings (exam and opposition) and in the development of consistent global prosecution strategies for UK-based SMEs and the development of consistent US-led global prosecution strategies for US applicants. Peter has specialist knowledge in matters surrounding priority and PCT procedural matters.

Core Expertise: Mechanical engineering, aerospace, automotive, agricultural engineering, aerospace materials, structural materials, advanced materials, semiconductor device materials and applications, medical devices, homeland security, power generation and power plant systems, mining and mineral processing systems.

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