Matthew Maitland
UK & European Patent Attorney

Matt works with a variety of clients, ranging from start-up ventures to multinational companies. He has been commended by clients for his pragmatic approach to prosecution and for finding a way around legal obstacles, at a cost that reflects the commercial value of the invention.


Year joined:2006

Qualifications:MA MSci (Cantab) EPA CPA


Matt is experienced both in building and managing IP portfolios, and in enforcing IP rights. As part of building his clients’ IP portfolios, he has gained significant experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and has secured registered design protection for his clients. As well as acting before the UKIPO, EPO and EUIPO, Matt has experience of prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of foreign jurisdictions including; the United States, Brazil, Russia, India, Canada and Australia, as well as a number of far-eastern countries, such as China, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. He has also advised on the enforcement and licensing of IP rights in a number of these jurisdictions. Matt has advised clients on infringement and validity issues in both an offensive and defensive capacity. In this capacity, Matt has experience of European Patent Office oppositions and UK revocation proceedings, as well as experience of pre-market clearance of new products. Matt’s work covers a broad range of engineering, electronics, computing and physics technologies. He has significant experience in the field of printing technologies and also in the field of medical devices, specifically in stents and minimally invasive and percutaneous access systems. He also has experience advising clients in the field of robotics and autonomous machines, particularly robotics designed for performing domestic functions.

As part of Matt’s work, in building and managing the IP portfolios of his clients, he has developed software solutions to enable his clients to forecast the cost of maintaining their portfolios, and to analyse historical spending patterns by territory and technical field. This has enabled his clients to better align their spending with their commercial objectives, particularly in emerging markets.


Matt has an honours degree in physics, and a master’s degree in physics, specialising in biophysics and information theory, both from the University of Cambridge. He holds a certificate in intellectual property from the University of London. He qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2010 and as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2012.


  • Patent applications

  • patent drafting and filing
  • freedom to operate
  • due diligence
  • patent enforcement
  • IP strategy
  • patent portfolio management
  • licensing
  • patent oppositions
  • commercialisation 

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