Martin Crow


Martin handles a diverse range of subject matter covering industrial and pharmaceutical chemistry, including resin compositions, flavour and fragrance compounds and compositions, polymers, and small-molecule pharmaceuticals. He also assists in prosecuting patent families covering up to 50 jurisdictions across the globe, and SPC families covering the whole of Europe.

Martin joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2013 as a technical assistant.  He has a first class degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and received a Thesis Prize for his final-year project. As part of his undergraduate degree he studied a broad variety of topics including organic asymmetric synthesis, organometallic chemistry and catalysis, solid state compounds, structural and surface methods, supramolecular chemistry, and magnetic resonance.

After his degree Martin remained in Oxford to undertake a DPhil in Physical Chemistry. His research focused on studying short lived radical species formed through photodissociation and involved developing a high-resolution ultra-violet spectrometer to study these radicals. During his DPhil studies, Martin taught most aspects of the physical chemistry course to undergraduate students at Oxford and was awarded a stipendiary lectureship from Lady Margaret Hall, where he was responsible for teaching half of the physical chemistry course. Martin also holds the Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Brunel University.

In his spare time, Martin teaches a martial art and is an enthusiastic cyclist.


  • MChem (University of Oxford)
  • DPhil (University of Oxford)
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • CertIP Certificate in Intellectual Property Law