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Matt Dixon is the Executive Chair of Beck Greener with responsibility for leading the firm’s growth. Matt is also a patent attorney in the Mechanical, Engineering, Physics & Digital group.

Expertise

Passionate about building motivated teams backed by efficient systems to grow successful businesses, Matt has held significant leadership positions in several notable UK patent and trade mark firms.  For over 15 years, he has been a prominent member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the UK’s largest membership organisation in the field of intellectual property, serving as CIPA’s elected President in 2024.

Matt’s technical expertise covers the broad fields of physics, engineering, electronics and software, working with companies in sectors as diverse as medical devices, wind turbines, robotic vehicles, online gambling, telecommunications security and air conditioning systems.  In addition to providing commercially focused IP strategy advice, he has also represented major multi-national corporations in multi-party Opposition and Appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, particularly in the field of medical devices, such as absorbent products, negative pressure wound therapy, auto-injectors and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy.

Recommendations

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Notable Practitioner – 2018 to 2024

IAM 300 World’s Leading IP Strategists – 2009 to 2021

IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Professionals – 2012 to 2020

Legal 500 Recommended Patent Attorney – 2019 to 2020

Gill Prize for highest overall mark in qualifying examinations, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys 1998

Qualifications and memberships

  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court 2024
  • European Patent Attorney 1998
  • Chartered Patent Attorney 1998
  • BSc Physics, Imperial College, London 1994
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property, Queen Mary College, University of London 1995
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

Awards

MIP IP Stars

Career

Prior to joining Beck Greener, Matt worked Of Counsel for an Aberdeen-based start-up patent practice, supporting the founder with the growth of the business.  He has led the London office and the Engineering team of one of the UK’s largest IP firms.  He founded the London office of a new IP practice with an innovative business model based entirely on fixed fees.  He trained and qualified at one of the UK’s most respected patent and trade mark practices, becoming a partner in that firm’s Munich office.

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