Mr
Matthew
Johnson

Patent Director

Manchester Office

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 738 487 7684
Email. [email protected]

Experience

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 has also helped his clients obtain and defend patent rights in relation to agrochemicals, catalysis, polymers and food science.

Specialisms

  • Catalysis
  • Food science
  • Pharmaceutical technologies
  • Polymer chemistry

Industries

  • Agrochemicals icon Agrochemicals
  • Food & drink icon Food & drink
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals

Services

  • Due diligence
  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patent term extensions & SPCs
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy
  • Transactional IP & commercial support

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


MCHEM

Chemistry and Pharmacology

OTHER

Patent Attorney Litigator

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Certificate in Intellectual Property Law

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