Magnus Johnston (Partner) - Glasgow (UK)

Magnus Johnston


Job Title

  • UK and European Patent Attorney


  • BSc (First class) Chemistry with New Materials Technology (Aberdeen University)
  • PhD Chemistry (University of Aberdeen)


  • Chemistry and Life Sciences
    • Biotech & life sciences
    • Pharma & healthcare
    • Materials science, nanotechnology
    • Consumer products
    • Speciality chemicals
    • Chemical engineering
    • Green technologies
    • Steel, alloys, rare earth elements, mining
    • Industrial minerals, petrochemistry & polymers
    • Chemical methods & materials for the electronic & security industries

Language skills

  • English

Magnus is a partner in the firm's Chemistry and Life Science team, having joined Haseltine Lake as a graduate trainee in 2003.

Magnus specialises in materials, petrochemical, natural product and pharmaceutical chemistry and is experienced in patent drafting and prosecution of applications related to functional materials (e.g., polymer, metal and mineral processing), battery technologies, electrochromic materials (including materials deposition and processing) lubricants, fuels, plastics and pharmaceutical technologies for a diverse range of UK and overseas clients.

Magnus regularly handles oppositions and represents clients before the Boards of Appeal.

Magnus has studied areas including: solid state chemistry, organic chemistry, hydrothermal and solid state synthesis, x-ray diffraction (single-crystal and powder) and spectroscopy. His PhD involved the synthesis of novel acentric open-framework crystalline materials containing transition metals, for potential applications in Optical Second Harmonic Generation, asymmetric catalysis and magnetism; and characterisation of these materials through single-crystal x-ray diffraction (powder diffraction, variable temperature solid state spectroscopy, TGA and DSC, and a study of magnetic properties.

Magnus is author/co-author of over 10 academic papers.

Click here for the paper on "Lone-Pair Self-Containment in Tellurite Tubes: Hydrothermal Syntheses and Structures of BaTe3O7 and BaTe4O9"

Click here for the paper on "SrZn(SeO3)2 Containing Novel ZnO4+2 Bicapped Tetrahedra"

In 2007, Magnus completed a secondment at a multinational petrochemical corporation in the US, where he gained valuable in-house experience.

Contact Magnus Johnston (Partner)
Address 2 West Regent Street Glasgow,
G2 1RW United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 141 433 7110
F: +44 (0) 117 910 3201

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