Nicole Cordy

Nicole Cordy

Director, Patents, Head of Client Conflict


Nicole Cordy has a physics background which helps her to work across a wide range of technical fields including mechanical engineering, photonics/optics and medical devices. She is also part of our growing electronics, infrastructure and hardware team.

Nicole has experience in all areas of patent work, focusing mainly on the drafting and prosecution of UK, European and overseas patent applications. She has worked with large international corporations, universities, SMEs and individual inventors, assisting clients such as the Belron® group to manage its international patent portfolio. She has also successfully handled complex worldwide patent assignment projects.

On a personal and professional level Nicole is interested in the gaming sector and the growing importance of gaming tech in all aspects of society. A particular interest is virtual-, augmented- and mixed-reality, which are transforming not just the entertainment industry but many others, including healthcare and automotive.

Nicole is very approachable and places a strong emphasis on client care. She works closely with clients to guide them through the patenting process and provides commercially-focused advice to help clients maximise the potential of their IP. She also understands the importance of liaising effectively with both outside patent counsel and in-house teams to help manage and grow client portfolios.

Nicole joined UDL in 2016, having entered the profession in 2013. She qualified as a UK and European patent attorney in 2017. Nicole joined Murgitroyd as part of the addition of UDL in October 2021.  Nicole was appointed Director, Patents in February 2024.

As of July 2023 Nicole has taken on the additional role of Head of Client Conflicts, managing and developing our conflict of interest procedures.

Nicole is based in our Cardiff Office.

  • Automotive
  • Engineering and industry
  • Software and related technology
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Electronics
  • games
  • Apps
  • VR and immersive technologies
  • Green technologies
  • Wellness and wearables

The arguments look good, the inventive step is very well discussed

Patent advisor reviewing a patent draft, Global game developer company

Key contributor to our Technology, Media & Telecoms Team awarded Gold by the Financial Times

Financial Times European Leading Patent Law Firms - 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 & 2024

Nicole is always fast to reply, very clear, and friendly but professional. I’ve been consistently so impressed with how she explains difficult concepts and how she works to understand new ideas. This approach means she is a pleasure to have working alongside us. It’s also great that she makes it clear which communications are truly urgent, and which we can take longer to think about.

Healthcare Company

Rising star 2023, Managing IP

IP Stars - 2023

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