Martyn has particular experience in the filing and prosecution of patent and design applications worldwide for all types of mechanical subject matter. He advises on issues of portfolio management, infringement and validity and has successfully conducted a number of patent restorations. He also works on due diligence matters including freedom-to-operate opinions and preparations for funding activities.
Martyn has extensive experience in contentious matters and in High Court litigation involving entitlement, infringement, validity, amendment, added matter and threats. He has been involved in numerous high profile proceedings before the European Patent Office including pre-grant, opposition and appeal proceedings.
While Martyn advises across a wide range of industry sectors he has special focus on: power generation; carpet making machines; wellhead technology; oil/water separation; domestic combined heat and power; packaging and medical instruments.
Martyn has a BEng (Hons) Engineering from the University of Exeter.
Boult Wade Tennant was ranked Tier One by Legal 500 for both Patent and Trade Mark groups in 2020 and Martyn was recognised as a key attorney.
Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook, 2016
Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook, 2015
“He is incredibly quick at picking up the nub of an issue and getting right to the heart of the matter very quickly. He’s incredibly on the ball, very conscientious, and very, very eager to make sure everything is quality throughout.” Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook, 2014
“Extremely professional, thorough and proactive.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)
Legal 500, 2013 (Recommended, Patent Agents)
“…the level of service is excellent and I hope it continues in that fashion. The commitment to the personal relationship between partner and client [is something] they do very well.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)
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