Melissa Walden

Melissa Walden

Trainee Patent Attorney

Melissa joined Hindles in August 2022 having previously worked at another UK IP firm. Melissa obtained both an MChem and a PhD in Chemistry from Durham University and is a part-qualified patent attorney, working towards passing the UK and European qualifying exams.

Melissa’s PhD focused on the synthesis and analysis of luminescent metal compounds for use in light-emitting devices. More specifically, Melissa’s research focused on improving the efficiency of luminescence in metal compounds emitting in the red and near infra-red (NIR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum. During her PhD, Melissa worked at Kyushu University in Japan synthesising platinum and palladium compounds for incorporation into organic light-emitting diode (OLED) devices.

Melissa has experience in drafting patent applications, prosecuting and obtaining grant through the UK and European patent application process for a variety of clients, including individuals, universities and multinational corporations. In addition, she has worked with patent attorneys in other jurisdictions to obtain patent protection for her clients worldwide. Melissa has worked on a range of applications with technology spanning many different areas including display technology, aerospace and biosensing.


Durham University, Chemistry (MChem)

Durham University, Chemistry (PhD)