Adam Gilbertson


UK & European Patent Attorney


Adam joined Mathys & Squire in 2023 and has a strong background in academic research, having worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College London for over seven years before making the move to the patent profession in 2015. Adam specialises in areas of physics, optical and electronic devices, as well as systems, materials and software inventions.

Adam is experienced in drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a range of different technologies, including: electronic and optical devices and measurement systems; semiconductors; photonics; sensors; graphene and other 2D materials-based technologies; imaging; ultrafast spectroscopy; energy harvesting; and software/machine learning based inventions. Adam is also experienced in working with SMEs and spinout companies, and providing patentability and infringement opinions for commercial decision making.

Adam obtained a degree in physics and mathematics from Cardiff University, and a PhD from Imperial College London. His PhD research focused on the spintronic and electronic properties of narrow band gap semiconductors for sensor and logic applications. During his PhD, Adam had a three-year placement at QinetiQ Malvern, working within the world-leading research team on narrow band gap semiconductors. He continued his research as a post-doc in the Solid State Physics Group at Imperial College London. During his time in research, Adam gained knowledge and hands on experience in a wide range of technologies including device fabrication, characterisation and measurement techniques and tools; optics, plasmonics, ultrafast spectroscopy, optoelectronics, and nanosensors. His expertise is evident throughout the 25 papers he published in peer reviewed journals.

Adam is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and a member of the European Patent Institute (EPI).

Adam is currently assisting in the prosecution of a suite of patent applications on AI technologies.