Nick Burton

Director, Patents
Patent Group


  • Brevetti
  • BSc Physics, University of Bath
  • PhD Condensed Matter Physics, University of Birmingham
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney

Nick Burton has specialist expertise in patents relating to semiconductor technology, in particular in mixed signal devices, wafer processing and packaging. Nick is also active in the fields of medical devices, automotive products and computer implemented inventions.

Nick is experienced in drafting cases for patent protection in Europe and around the world. He is also experienced in patent prosecution at the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office and frequently advises on infringement and validity matters.

Nick joined Murgitroyd as part of the addition of the UDL team to the Murgitroyd team in October 2021. Nick was in-house counsel for a large semiconductor company, advising on patent creation and portfolio management. He earned his Physics PhD studying the magnetic properties of rare earth metals at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. Nick entered the profession in 2001.

Nick is based in our Leeds Office.

Core expertise: automotive, engineering and industry, software and related technology, electronics, games, apps, VR and immersive technologies, medical devices.

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