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Martin Hedges

Consulting Attorney

A.A. Thornton & Co

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.


  • Patents
  • Design Rights

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


  • 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


  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals


  • BA Hons Engineering, Oxford University
  • Qualified as a UK chartered patent attorney
  • Qualified as a European patent attorney

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

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A.A. Thornton & Co. maintains “Leading Firm” status in the Legal 500 UK

A.A. Thornton & Co. is delighted to announce that we have once again been recommended by the Legal 500 UK, maintaining “Leading Firm” status for both patents and trade marks in the recently published Legal 500 UK 2014.