Michael Charlton


European Patent Attorney

MChem, PhD, EPA

Since joining Mathys & Squire in 2015, Michael has been involved in patent prosecution in the UK, Europe, the US and other overseas territories for international companies as well as university clients.

Michael has previously worked in industry in the intellectual property (IP) function of a research and development department within a British multinational telecommunications company providing global IP support. Michael was involved in identifying, documenting and understanding the commercial value of inventions from a wide range of technologies, such as fixed and cellular telecommunications, ultrasonic sensors and financial payment methodologies.

Michael obtained his first degree and doctoral degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Michael’s doctoral research was concerned with the automated microfluidic preparation and subsequent use of imaging agents for use in the medical imaging technique, positron emission tomography (PET). Michael was awarded the Young Researcher Prize in 2012, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, for his research.

During his studies, Michael won a summer studentship to perform collaborative research with the School of Natural Sciences and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, again in Newcastle, into adapting the surfaces of medical implants and analysing the adapted surfaces using atomic force microscopy.

Michael holds a postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Brunel University London.

Student Member of the the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).

Member of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Michael has recently been assisting in the prosecution the patent portfolio of a large multinational telecommunications company in Europe, the US, Japan, China and Korea, in respect of a broad range of telecommunications technologies. Michael has also been involved with patent prosecution in the field of robotic control systems, printing technologies and fraud detection systems.