Melvyn is a European Patent Attorney in the Chemistry and Life Sciences team.
Melvyn specialises in helping clients achieve exclusivity in their technical field through the development and execution of patent filing and prosecution strategies at all stages of product development and commercialisation. He is particularly experienced in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings acting for clients in patent matters across a diverse range of technologies. Melvyn has developed technical and professional expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals and nutrition.
Melvyn joined the Chemistry and Life Sciences team at HLK in 2022 having spent the previous 5 years at two well respected UK IP firms.
Melvyn completed his MChem (2013) and PhD in Organometallic chemistry (2017) at the University of Sussex. His PhD research focused on the development of novel palladium catalysts for use in the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant precursors and was the subject of 8 high impact scientific journal articles. After completing his PhD, Melvyn obtained an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship to pursue post-doctoral research in catalysis at the University of Manchester.
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