Martyn Draper


+44 (0)20 7430 7500

Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square

One of the pleasures of my job is that I’m always seeing something new and get to deal with a large amount of technical subject matter and a wide variety of legal challenges.

My particular experience lies in filing and prosecuting patent and design applications worldwide for mechanical subject matter. I turn my hand to so many different things  – I work across the board on anything from plumbing connectors to carpet-making machines, solar panels to wind turbines, and even on toilet cubicles for aeroplanes!

The task of writing the patent specification is a real challenge that I enjoy. Sitting down and talking to inventors, discussing ideas and reviewing samples is one of the best things about my job.

I work with a wide variety of start-ups and smaller businesses that often require commercial guidance and support. I like to get to know my clients, communicate with them clearly and explain exactly what I can do for them. A good understanding of their business interests helps to understand what they really need from their patent.

“Sitting down and talking to inventors, discussing ideas and reviewing samples is one of the best things about my job.”

Recent experience

Successfully concluded Opposition/Appeal proceedings at the EPO by having patent revoked.

Assisting a client with building a patent and design portfolio for major funding rounds.

Challenging a third party patent on behalf of client resulting in a favourable commercial settlement.


  • European Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering, University of Exeter

Testimonials and recognitions

  • Named as a key attorney by Legal 500, 2023
  • Notable Practitioner, MIP, 2023
  • Recognised as a notable star, MIP awards, 2022


Energy and green technologies

  • Oil and gas
  • Renewables and recycling
  • Solar power
  • Wind turbines

Industrial manufacture and processing

  • Construction
  • Packaging


  • Composite materials

Medical devices and diagnostics

  • Devices
  • Drug delivery
  • Medtech


  • CIPA