Call Date: 1988
• Intellectual Property & IT
• Chancery & Commercial
• Public Access
Matthew works across the full range of intellectual property and related areas, such as technical contract work. He handles litigious and non-litigious matters.
He has taken two related actions involving defending patent infringement claims on a simple chemical patent with related counterclaims for a declaration of invalidity from soon after litigation was started, through to trial in 2009 (where he was led by Alastair Wilson QC). This year, 2010, he represented the claimant at the trial of UK unregistered design rights infringements in designs of wedding cake stands, with a similar fact evidence point which seems to have been compelling in arriving at the decision. These trials had "threats" claims to be pursued and defended respectively too.
Matthew's work has focused mainly upon cases with substantial technical content eg computer and internet matters; other areas of intellectual property in cases with a lot of law, and matters relating to registration and infringement of registered trade marks and passing off.
Matthew's training and experience as a multi-disciplinary research scientist demonstrates his aptitude for, and commitment to, working in such applications.