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Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Trainee patent attorney
Devising solutions to complex problems is what I love to do. Intensive training, from both within and outside NLO, means I am gaining expertise in patent law and getting better at solving problems for our clients.


  • Chemistry
  • Food
  • Polymer chemistry

Before joining NLO I worked as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership associate in the food technology sector and then as Post-doctoral Research Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the field of heterogeneous catalysis.

Successfully protecting the intellectual property of our clients is the most rewarding aspect of being a trainee patent attorney.

This experience of working within both the academic and industrial sectors has provided a solid foundation upon which I am building my knowledge of the law surrounding intellectual property.


  • University of Oxford – M.Chem.
  • University of Oxford – D.Phil.


Author or co-author of 21 peer reviewed journal articles, including Nature Chemistry, Angewandte Chemie and JACS.