Matt is highly experienced in patent prosecution and drafting at the EPO, UKIPO and WIPO. He has extensive experience of EPO opposition and appeal practice, as well as freedom to operate and opinion work.
Some of Matt’s recent successes at EPO opposition and appeal include:
- EP2914124 – defending our client’s patent claiming nutritional compositions, with the patent being maintained as granted after appeal.
- EP3191613 – revocation of a competitor patent in the aluminium alloy space.
- EP3400943 – defence of our client’s pharmaceutical composition patent against two oppositions.
- EP2675932 – revocation of a competitor patent in the aluminium alloy space.
His technical background is general chemistry, with a focus in the medical field on small molecules and drug conjugates. He also has a deep understanding of opto-electronic compounds, battery cathode materials, chromatography, and aerogels. Matt’s particular specialism is in metallurgy, especially aluminium alloys and their methods of processing and production. In view of his EPO opposition and appeal experience, he is often a team member for contentious matters in other technical areas such as medical devices.
Education & Training
Matt holds a BSc and a PhD in chemistry. His PhD was multidisciplinary, involving synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds, characterisation, and electrochemistry.
He has a mixture of clients, ranging from small companies and individual inventors to large corporations. He particularly enjoys working directly with clients and being the additional European member of their IP teams.
Matt enjoys cooking, especially barbecuing. He also enjoys sports and fitness, particularly running, as well as travelling, reading, and playing the piano.