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Dr Matt Barton

Equity Partner

UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

I obtained a BSc and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Birmingham before joining Forresters in 2001. I specialise in prosecuting patent applications in Europe, the UK and in many other countries around the world, with particular experience of patent prosecution at the European Patent Office, including oral proceedings, as I am based in our Munich office. I also regularly prepare patentability reports and freedom to operate opinions for clients and am frequently involved with contentious matters including EPO oppositions and aspects of litigation.  I have also tutored trainee attorneys for the UK infringement and validity examination.

Whilst being qualified in chemistry, I handle a broad range of subject matter but with particular emphasis on pharmaceutical chemistry and industrial products. I also have expertise in patents for foodstuffs, medical devices, alloys, metallurgy, spectrometry and personal care products together with a wide variety of mechanical subject matter. I am a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

I am a foreign member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and lead the International Patent Practice Subcommittee of AIPLA's Chemical Practice Committee

In my free time I enjoy keeping fit either in the gym or out running in Munich, I like to travel and I try to visit a new country each year; I also enjoy cooking.






''Patent Star''
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2016

Dr Matt Barton
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  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy &amp
  • Chemistry
  • Medical Devices
  • Designs(registered and unregistered)