Meet the team

Martin Terry, IP Director


  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • MSci(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics

Martin has again been recommended in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 which notes that he “provides excellent, professional, and timely service”.

Martin entered the patent profession in 2003 after obtaining a Masters degree (First Class) in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Bristol. He initially trained and professionally qualified with a leading firm of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys in London before joining Swindell & Pearson in 2010. He was promoted to IP Director in 2013.

Martin is a member of the firm’s Hi-tech team which has again been praised in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500. The team has previously been commended for its “strength in the telecoms and semiconductor sectors”. Martin handles patent applications in a broad range of technologies including telecommunications and computer implemented inventions. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications before the UK Intellectual Property Office “UKIPO” and the European Patent Office “EPO” (and has attended Oral Proceedings, Appeals and Oppositions before the EPO). He also has extensive experience of international prosecution and working with foreign associates.

Outside of work Martin enjoys: travel, walking, cricket, real ale and pottery.


Trade Marks


  • Company Number: 1616604. Registered Office: 48 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1GY, England. Regulated by IPReg.