Layton Diver

UK/European Patent Attorney


Prior to joining Dehns in 2019, Layton graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2018, with a first class MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering. Layton spent his final year at university specialising in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), before spending some time in the Nuclear industry.

Layton qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2023.


Type of clients and client work

Layton handles the prosecution and drafting of patent applications before the EPO, UKIPO, USTPO, JPO and CNIPA. Clients include multinational corporations, SMEs and university spin-outs. Layton also has experience handling FTO and infringement matters.



Layton is familiar with subject matter in various mechanical, electro-mechanical and physics fields. Examples include technology related to mass spectrometry and ionisation techniques, medical devices, control systems, aerospace technology, O&G tooling/apparatus and tobacco heating products (“THP”).


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney, 2023
  • European Patent Attorney, 2023
  • Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • PG certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University, 2020


Higher Education

MEng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (first class), University of Birmingham 2018

Contact details

33 Colston Avenue
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200 +44 (0)117 374 7600


mechanical engineering, physics