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Matthew Smith

Partner, European Patent Attorney


Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

Matthew is in our chemistry & materials patent team with experience in the oil & gas, industrial chemistry, semiconductor and transport sectors.

His technical expertise encompasses:

  • batteries
  • heat exchangers
  • polymers
  • composite materials
  • filtration and catalytic units for automotive applications
  • ceramic and semiconductor materials
  • combustion systems for automotive applications

Matthew frequently represents clients in oral hearings at the EPO, during examination, opposition and appeal proceedings.  Matthew’s clients include a number of large Asian corporations and he is a regular visitor to Japan where he offers numerous seminars, lectures and workshops on European IP each year.  He also provides regular in-house assistance to his Japanese clients.  He has been studying Japanese since 2011.

He has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford. His research project was on new uses of interactive computer-based multimedia in the communication of chemical ideas.  This involved creating new tools and resources for teaching the mechanisms of chemical reactions.

Matthew joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2006 qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2010. He joined the partnership in 2015.

t: +44 (0)161 247 7722
e: matthew.smith@mewburn.com
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