Martin Hyden

Patent & Trade Mark Attorney | Partner


  • Martin once taught the New Zealand Rugby 7s team to play darts in Japan
  • When learning to fly gliders, Martin's instructor wrote the comment: "Do not aim at bus when landing" in his logbook
  • In his spare time, Martin keeps the peace in a household with two Welsh Terriers



Martin has over 30 years experience in IP, both in-house and in private practice. In addition to positions in the UK, he has worked in the US, Japan, France, and Belgium. His in-house experience makes up almost half of his career and was spent mainly in the oilfield services sector, with short periods in the defence industry and in the semiconductor testing industry. In addition to the traditional activities of preparing and prosecuting patent applications, he has experience of managing and prosecuting design and trademark matters, and managing global IP portfolios.

He has extensive experience of presenting cases in hearing and oral proceedings, particularly in opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office

He has spoken at numerous IP conferences in the UK and other countries, and has published articles on IP in specialist IP journals and in other business publications.

He has been rated as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

He has previously been a member of the European Qualifying Examinations committee on behalf of the European Patent Institute, and is currently an examiner for the UK Patent Examination Board, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Education and Professional Standards committee.



  • B.Sc. (Hons), Chemistry, University of Birmingham
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (CPA)
  • European Patent Attorney (EPA)
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • Passed US Patent & Trademark Office qualifying examination 
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