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Dr Matt Barton

Equity Partner

UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Contact

Call: +49 (0) 89 2441 299 0
Email: mbarton@forresters.co.uk
Office Location: Munich

Practice Areas

  • Chemistry
  • Designs (registered and unregistered)
  • Medical Devices
  • Metallurgy

I joined Forresters in 2001 after obtaining a BSc and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Birmingham. In 2008 I relocated from the UK to Germany, and since then I have headed Forresters’ permanent office in Munich.

I specialise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Europe, the UK and around the world, with particular experience of patent prosecution at the European Patent Office. I am frequently involved with contentious matters including extensive experience of EPO opposition and appeal matters and supporting litigation. I also regularly prepare patentability reports and freedom to operate opinions for clients.

My practice is focussed on chemistry (including catalysts, small molecules and coating compositions) but I handle a broad range of subject matter including patents for foodstuffs, medical devices, alloys, metallurgy, spectrometry and personal care products together with a wide variety of mechanical subject matter. I am a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

I am a foreign member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and lead the International Patent Practice Subcommittee of AIPLA’s Chemical Practice Committee.

In my free time I enjoy keeping fit in the gym or out running in Munich, I like to travel and I try to visit a new country each year; I also enjoy cooking.