Matthew Allen BEng (Mech. Eng.), MSc IP Management, RPA, EPA

Matthew is a registered UK Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, and a European Trademark and Design Attorney. Matthew is regulated by IPREG. Matthew obtained a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of London, and a Masters degree in Management of Intellectual Property Law.

Matthew trained at one of the largest UK firms of patent and trademark attorneys, gaining experience across a wide range of technology and IP issues, before starting his own practice in 2008. In addition, Matthew has complimented his private practice experience with experience of working "in house" at Sandvik, a multinational advanced materials and engineering company, benefitting from exposure to the different working methods of an in-house IP department which interfaces with an in-house R and D department.

Matthew deals with a wide range of mechanical engineering technology, and technology in neighbouring industries. Products and processes include, high performance brakes and clutches in the automotive industry, aircraft fuselage, wing and landing gear designs, mechanical inserts and fasteners and processes for insertion, application of advanced materials in drilling, cutting, and boring machines, dental and surgical implants, medical devices such as stents and speculums, and a broad range of consumer, household and industrial products. Matthew is interested in fuel cell technology, sustainable air and water supply, and sustainable waste treatment, rock climbing, mountaineering and other sporting equipment.

Matthew has experience of numerous IP procedures, including hearings and revocation proceedings before the UK IP Office, interviewing expert witnesses, recording transfers of IP following mergers and acquisitions, providing opinions in relation to validity and infringement, dealing with patent infringement disputes including negotiating settlements for clients, ex parte and inter partes proceedings before the European Patent Office, and opposition proceedings before OHIM.