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Matthew Birkett


M.Sc. (Chemistry), British and European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative Languages EN Chemistry Team Encrypted E-mail to Matthew Birkett

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Harmsworth House
13-15 Bouverie Street
EC4Y 8DP London

A chemist who gets to the heart of the matter

Matthew Birkett’s practice covers a broad range of chemical fields, with particular focus on pharmaceuticals, cosmetic products, battery technology, biofuels, and oil and gas operations. Matt has over 15 years’ experience of pre- and post-grant proceedings before the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office. He also regularly files and prosecutes applications for supplementary protection certifications in the UK.

A large part of Matt’s caseload is EPO oppositions. He is well-versed in opposition procedure and oral proceedings, including multi-opponent proceedings concerning high-value commercial products. Matt always aims to cut through the issues to provide meaningful advice and a successful outcome.

Outside the office, Matt enjoys running and exploring English country estates.

Academic Degrees
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  • MChem, University of Oxford
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  • British Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court
Professional Membership
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  • epi
  • CIPA