Hedley Austin

It is their blend of legal, technical and commercial experience that sets our attorneys apart – you can meet some key members of our team below.

Hedley Austin

Hedley Austin

Patent Attorney, Trade Mark Attorney


BSc, UK Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Registered Trade Mark Attorney

Core expertise

Chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical, trade marks.


Hedley is a very experienced Patent Attorney, having been a Partner in a large, London based firm of patent attorneys for many years prior to joining Chapman & Co as a consultant. He worked at Derwent Publications before entering the patent profession. His clients range from individuals and start-up companies, to SMEs and multinational corporations. 

His technical expertise covers chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, and medical inventions. He has particular expertise in prosecuting and advising on patents relating to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical applications. Hedley has extensive experience in representing clients at European Patent Office hearings. He is one of our trade marks specialists and advises on all aspects of trade mark rights. Hedley also advises on IP due diligence, portfolio management, and licensing.

Hedley holds a Chemistry degree from Nottingham University and qualified as a Patent Attorney in 1979.

….his knowledge of Intellectual Property gave us great confidence

Our first project was on a pharmaceutical having great potential. Between us and mostly with Hedley’s expertise, we obtained very broad coverage and the patent (really the application evolved into a portfolio of patents) was never challenged during its 20 year life while the related product became a mega-billion euro seller. This is evidence of Hedley’s ability to successfully prosecute strong patent applications of extremely high commercial value and produce the highest quality of work products.

Dr. Kenneth I. Kohn
Owner, Kohn & Associates

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