Martin Hedges

Consulting Attorney

Martin Hedges is a UK Chartered and European Patent Attorney in the Engineering, Physics and Mechanical devices patent department. Martin has specialist expertise in vehicle mechanics, including engines and transmission systems and electro-mechanical wireless pressure and torque sensors.

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Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Design Rights
Industries of Focus
  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
Core Responsibilities
  • Specialist expertise in automotive, electro-mechanical and mechanical engineering
  • Conducting and fighting off oppositions to European patents, including presentation of arguments at oral proceedings
  • Providing opinions on infringement and validity
  • Infringement searches, including advice on search strategy and analysis of results
  • Appointing and instructing Counsel to obtain opinions on particular aspects of law
  • Defending and filing infringement actions through the UK courts, through to appeal level
  • Seeking revocation of UK Patents through the UK Patent Office revocation procedure and onwards to Appeal to the High Court
Professional Memberships
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Martin joined the London office of A.A. Thornton & Co. after graduating in 1993
  • He became a partner in 2002
  • Martin became a consultant for the firm in 2016
  • BA Hons Engineering, Oxford University
  • Qualified as a UK chartered patent attorney
  • Qualified as a European patent attorney