Partner, UK and European Patent Attorney
With 20 years of experience, Matthew is valued for his strategic drafting and prosecution expertise, especially where there is an interplay between the US and Europe.
Matthew specialises in patenting complex devices, often at the cross-over of technical disciplines. A chemist by qualification, his experience is rich and diverse - he understands materials’ physical, optical and electrical properties at the molecular / nano-functional level, and how they are used and electronically controlled in a commercial device.
Examples include: microfluidics, electrowetting, fluid diagnostic and point-of-care devices incl. lab on a chip, pixel design incl. materials and optics, pixel matrix driving schemes, device control systems (software and hardware), medical devices incl. surgical guides and implants, photonic circuits, gas sensors, semiconductors, microfabrication techniques.
Matthew’s approach is dynamic, practical and commercial. As the first trainee (the third employee!) at EIP, he trained primarily under Jerome Spaargaren (founder of EIP) and Derk Visser (author of the leading text book “The Annotated Guide to the European Patent Convention”). Matthew thrives on the energy of a growing and successful firm, and enjoys working directly with innovative clients, understanding their business, sharing their enthusiasm, and getting results.