As a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney, Matthew advises a wide range of clients in high tech fields, with particular expertise in computing and medical devices. Since joining Marks & Clerk in 2011, he has been active in protecting innovations within the fields of telecommunications, machine learning, medical devices and non-volatile semiconductor memory.
Matthew has drafted and prosecuted a wide variety of UK, European and International patents across a diverse range of technologies. He has also assisted clients with appeals and oppositions before the European Patent Office. His telecommunications experience, particularly in wireless networks and video codecs, has led to him advising on the applicability of technical standards and the validity of patents within litigation proceedings and European oppositions.
Matthew has experience in neural networking across a variety of programming languages and represents a number of clients in the AI and machine learning space. Matthew continues to ensure that his knowledge is up to date and to this end has completed the Stanford University certificate in Machine Learning on Coursera.
Matthew graduated from Durham University with a first class Masters degree in Physics. His research focussed on methods of producing cheap magnetic sensors via the control of the giant magnetoresistive properties of spintronic nanostructures. In 2012, Matthew received the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University. In 2014, he was awarded the Strode Prize for achieving the highest mark in the UK Advanced Patent Agent Practice Examination. Matthew qualified as a UK and European patent attorney in 2015 and has completed the Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate to gain advocacy rights at the IPEC and the High Court.