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Nigel Hackney

Consulting partner, European Patent Attorney, Trade Mark Attorney


Nigel Hackney
Nigel Hackney

Nigel was a member of the electronics, computing & physics and engineering patent teams as well as a member of the trade mark and design teams. His patent work covered the electronics & electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer software, semiconductor, transport, mechanical & structural engineering, oil & gas and Medtech industry sectors whilst his trade mark and design work further encompassed the consumer products, food & beverage and retail sectors.

His technical expertise included:

  • signal processing
  • CCD and CMOS devices
  • digital electronics
  • powerline broadband & telephony
  • computer search engine technology
  • computer networks
  • medical devices such as nebuliser and drug delivery devices
  • mass spectrometry
  • laboratory automation
  • photovoltaic technology

His clients included multi-national companies, universities and SMEs.

Nigel has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Leeds.

Nigel joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 1991 qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 1994. He also qualified as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney in 1994 and is a Representative authorised to act before EUIPO. Nigel joined the partnership in 1996 and became a Consulting Partner in 2017.

t: +44 (0)161 247 7722
e: nigel.hackney@mewburn.com