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Nigel specialised in physical chemistry, (with mathematics and physics) at the University of Exeter. Nigel’s PhD was in neutron science, carrying out research at reactor- and accelerator-based facilities in the UK and France. He carried out post-doctoral research on carbon fibres at the University of Surrey. Leaving academia, Nigel started work in the UK Scientific Civil Service and researched novel laser-based analytical techniques, and was later appointed project manager for development of PVD coating techniques and materials. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Chartered Scientist of the UK Science Council. He has published numerous scientific papers in the fields of surface chemistry, neutron scattering, laser ionisation, mass spectrometry and coating technologies. He joined the European Patent Office in The Hague as patent examiner and was subsequently IT project manager. Moving to the EPO in Vienna, Nigel took up the positions of international cooperation project manager, and then market researcher. He is currently head of unit and responsible for the EPO’s flagship online information services including Espacenet and the European Patent Register. Nigel has wide experience of interfacing between research scientists and the IP world. Lately he has been involved with European Bioinformatics and commercialisation of graphene research. he is a Visiting Academic Fellow for Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship at the Oxford Brookes Business School. He has authored or co-authored several book chapters and papers on patents, patent information, and innovation and has lectured widely on these topics in The US, Europe, CIS, Middle East and Asia. Nigel serves on the Editorial Board of the Elsevier Journal, World Patent Information. He is a membership assessor for the Institute of Physics and a mentor for undergraduate and postgraduate students.