Meet The Team

Dr Michael Simcox
Patent Attorney
+44 (0) 1373 753 010

Professional Experience

Michael joined the patent profession in 2000. He began his career at Gallafent & Co, a small European private practice, before joining D Young & Co in 2003, where he completed his qualification as a patent attorney.

Michael works across all types of chemical technology including adhesives; antimicrobial agents; drug and gene delivery compounds; compounds and compositions for photodynamic therapy; food and ingredients; fuel additives; paint and coating compositions; pesticides; pharmaceuticals; phosphor compositions for LED lights; surgical and medical devices.

Michael's clients have included early stage companies (such as those spun out from academic organisations), UK and overseas SMEs, originator and generic pharmaceutical companies and large multinational companies.

Selected technical publications

Lanthanide Triflate Catalysed Reactions of Acetals with Primary Amines and Cascade Cyclisation Reactions. Synlett 1998 Jun;1998(6): 640-642.


  • Member of European Patent Institute (epi)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


  • European Patent Attorney
  • UK Patent Attorney
  • UK Design Attorney
  • Post graduate certificate in IP, University of London, UK
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Loughborough University
  • Honours Degree in Chemistry, Loughborough University


  • Chemical technology
  • Adhesives
  • Antimicrobial agents
  • Drug and gene delivery compounds
  • Compounds and compositions for photodynamic therapy
  • Food and ingredients
  • Fuel additives
  • Paint and coating compositions
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Phosphor compositions for LED lights
  • Surgical and medical devices
  • Oral proceedings in the European patent office

Script IP is a thoroughly professional business, who I would have no hesitation in recommending (except to our competitors).

Matt Quartley, Managing Director, Valeport Ltd