Simon Fortt has worked in the patent profession for over 15 years, and has considerable experience of drafting and prosecuting UK, EP and US patent applications in a variety of fields.  Simon drafts and prosecutes applications relating to medicinal chemistry, formulations, Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs), Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs), complex material compositions, downhole sensing devices used in the oil industry, and new materials used to form non-volatile memories, to list just some examples of his work.

Simon has taken part in opposition proceedings for European patents and has experience of revocation proceedings in Germany.

Simon has successfully concluded many agreements relating to the protection and exploitation of intellectual property and has given valuable advice relating to US and UK defence contract agreements and commercial licensing agreements.

Select Publications:

  1. Five-Membered Ring Heterocycles with Two Different Heteroatoms in the Ring.

S.M. Fortt in

                   Rodd’s Chemistry of Carbon Compounds, M. Sainsbury, Ed.,
Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1998, Chapter 17.


  1. 7-Deaza Cyclic Adenosine Diphosphate Ribose: First Example of a Ca2+ Mobilising Partial Agonist Related to Cyclic Adenosine Diphosphate Ribose.V.C. Bailey, S.M. Fortt, J. Sethi, A. Galione and B.V.L. Potter
                Molecular Pharmacology 1996.


  1. A Rapid Entry into the Dynemicin Core Structure: Remarkable Solvent Effect on 2 Co2(CO)6 Propargylic Cation Cyclisation.

                         P.D. Magnus and S.M. Fortt.

  1. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun., 1991, 544-546.


  1. Acyl Radical Cyclisations in Organic Synthesis. Part 1. Substituent Effects on the Mode and Efficiency of Cyclisation of 6-Heptenoyl Radicals.
  1. Crich and S.M. Fortt.

Tetrahedron, 1989, 45, 6581-6598.


  1. A New Method for the Synthesis of tert-Alkyl Chlorides from tert-Alcohols.
  1. Crich and S.M. Fortt.

Synthesis, 1987, 35.

  1. Chemistry – Where is the Invention?


  1. M. Fortt – Presentation at University of Cambridge (Chemistry Department)

28th June 2017


  1. European Examiners Clarify Approach to Second Medical Use Claims


  1. M. Fortt – TLIP Website Article

13th July 2017


  1. IP – An Introduction


S.M. Fortt – Patent Strategy Workshop at Isogenica, Cambridge

October 2017