Hector Manly

technical assistant


Hector is currently a Technical Assistant, working towards qualification as a UK and European Patent Attorney. Following a four year Master’s Degree in Physics at Oxford University, with specialisation in Astrophysics and Biophysics, he joined Dehns in September 2016, and now works at the firm’s Brighton office.


Type of clients and client work

Hector works with a broad range of multinational companies, primarily on the prosecution of European and UK patent applications, as well as a number of small and medium sized businesses.



He works with a wide variety of engineering patents in industries which include oil and gas exploration, semiconductor memory, medical devices, mass spectrometry and telecommunications, and has experience of patent prosecution in the UK, Europe, and Russia.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Intellectual Property Law Post-Graduate Certificate, 2016 (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Student of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education

MPhys (Physics), Oxford University, 2012.

His final year at university was spent researching self-assembled structures and devices in the field of nanotechnology as part of the DNA group in the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford.

Contact details

The Brinell Building
30 Station Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1273 244 200 +44 (0)1273 244 200