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 drafting and filing new applications, prosecution of existing applications, and dealing with Opposition proceedings before the EPO.  Nick also has experience of EP appeal proceedings and of patent prosecution in a number of foreign jurisdictions, including the US.



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

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) (2023)
  • 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