Expertise and Experience
Matthew works on patent matters in a wide range of technical fields including electronic and mechanical devices, telecommunications, and digital signal processing. He has experience of providing infringement opinions, and of handling opposition matters at the European Patent Office. In particular, he has extensive knowledge in photonics and organic/inorganic optoelectronic devices. Matthew has worked closely with a number of UK and overseas based high tech companies drafting and prosecuting patent applications.
In addition to patent matters, Matthew also handles UK and Community registered design applications.
Matthew joined the firm in 2010 after completing his PhD in research related to the plasmonic interactions between light emitting conjugated polymers and metal/dielectric structures.
With his colleagues Anna Hatt, John Hull and Sarah-Jane Poingdestre, Matthew provides a monthly update on UK patent case law for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys journal.
European Patent Attorney 2014
Chartered Patent Attorney 2015
European Design Attorney 2015
MSci, Physics, Imperial College London 2005
PhD, Experimental Solid State Physics, Imperial College London 2010
Cert. IP law, Queen Mary College, University of London 2012