Matthew has extensive experience relating to the pharmaceutical industry, having started his career in medicinal chemistry at GSK where he delivered small molecule development candidates for neurological indications, such as Alzheimer's Disease and neuropathic and inflammatory pain.
Matthew specializes in obtaining and defending rights relating to pharmaceutical subject matter including new chemical entities, crystal forms, synthetic processes, intermediates, formulations, combination products and medical uses. In addition to European patent drafting and prosecution, Matthew also manages the prosecution of patent portfolios worldwide, and also has experience of obtaining Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) in many European countries.
He regularly provides advice to clients on EPO opposition and appeal strategy and has successfully defended and attacked patent rights covering various commercial products via the central opposition procedure at the EPO. Matthew also regularly assist his clients with due diligence activities associated with in-licencing, such as freedom-to-operate opinions.
Besides pharmaceuticals, Matthew regularly assists his clients obtain and defend patent rights in relation to agrochemicals, catalysis, polymers, cleantech and food science.
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
Patent Attorney Litigator
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HGF is pleased to invite you to our upcoming German-language webinar in cooperation with the BVIZ on “In- and Out-licensing of Technologies” on 16th of November 2023. The webinar will …Event details
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HGF is pleased to invite you to our upcoming German-language seminar on “In- and Out-licensing of Technologies” in Salzburg and Dresden. The seminar will offer you the opportunity to gain …Event details
Bioforward, OBN’s ‘Roadmap for Growth’ Life Sciences event is set to take place at The King’s Centre in Oxford on Tuesday 26th September 2023. This event is designed to provide the support, skills, know-how …Event details
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Time: 14.00 – 15.00 UTC HGF Patent Director, Dr Janine Swarbrick will be speaking on the upcoming Lexology webinar: Across Continents: Exploring Common Ground and Contrasts in Patenting Software Inventions …Event details
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