Michael Newton


Michael is an Associate in the Life Sciences and Chemistry group. He has particular expertise in the fields of cell culture, cell therapy, antibody technology, bioinformatics, computational biology, genomic medicine, pharmaceuticals, molecular diagnostics and medical devices.

Michael’s clients include SMEs, overseas law firms, universities and multinationals. Michael has experience of drafting new patent applications and prosecutes UK and European patent applications. He also coordinates international prosecution of complex patent portfolios, which involves working with local attorneys in countries such as Australia, China, Japan, Korea and the US. 

Prior to joining Kilburn & Strode LLP, Michael completed his PhD studies under Prof. Alun Davies FRS, focusing on the expression and signalling of the extracellular calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) in the developing murine nervous system. As a member of a Wellcome Trust funded four-year Neuroscience PhD programme, Michael has also cultivated an interest in diverse areas of research, including behavioural neuroscience and medical genetics. Michael graduated with a First Class degree in Biochemistry from Southampton University, where he was awarded the 'Biochemistry Prize' for best aggregate performance.


European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law – Queen Mary University (2015)
PhD Integrative Neuroscience – Cardiff University (2013)
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry – University of Southampton (2008)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)

Selected Publications

Vizard TN*, Newton M*, Howard L, Wyatt S, Davies AM. ERK signaling mediates CaSR-promoted axon growth. Neuroscience Letters (2015) 603:77–83. 
* These authors contributed equally to this work.

Albasser MM, Olarte-Sánchez CM, Amin E, Horne MR, Newton MJ, Warburton EC, Aggleton JP. The neural basis of nonvisual object recognition memory in the rat. Behavioral Neuroscience (2013) 127(1):70-85.

Hands S, Sajjad MU, Newton MJ, Wyttenbach A. In vitro and in vivo aggregation of a fragment of huntingtin protein directly causes free radical production. Journal of Biological Chemistry (2011) 286(52):44512-20.

Newton M, Niewczas I, Clark J, Bellamy TC. A real-time fluorescent assay of the purified nitric oxide receptor, guanylyl cyclase. Analytical Biochemistry (2010) 402(2):129-36.

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Biologics
  • Healthcare
  • Patents

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