Nick Hardingham



Nick joined Dehns in 2016 after graduating from the University of Cambridge with an MSci degree in Natural Sciences (Materials Science), researching nano-scale thermoelectric energy harvesting technology as a focus.

Nick qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2021 and became an Associate of the firm in 2022.


Type of clients and client work

Nick works with a range of clients – from large multinational corporations through to the occasional sole-inventor. His work includes filing new applications, prosecution of existing applications, and supporting Opposition proceedings before the EPO, both as Patentee and Opponent.



Nick has a wide variety of technical expertise, but his patent work is mainly focused on aerospace-related subject matter. He also retains specialist knowledge from his degree within the wide field of materials science, which has allowed Nick a broad range of technical understanding across the physical sciences and engineering.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2021
  • European Patent Attorney, 2021
  • Intellectual Property Law Post-Graduate Certificate, 2017 (Queen Mary University London)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Member of the European Patent Institute (EPI)


Higher Education

MSci, Natural Sciences (Materials Science), University of Cambridge, 2016

Contact details

The Brinell Building
30 Station Street
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1273 244 200 +44 (0)20 7353 8895


mechanical engineering