Matt Maitland

Senior Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney, US Patent Agent

Matt Maitland

As a UK and European Patent Attorney and Registered US Patent Agent based in EIP’s US office, Matt has a key role at EIP advising clients on international patent strategies.

Matt’s technical background allows him to advise on patent matters in a wide range of engineering and digital technologies. He holds a master’s degree in Natural Sciences (focusing on experimental and theoretical physics) from the University of Cambridge. As part of his master’s degree, he took specialist courses in information theory and biophysics.

During his 16 years in private practice, Matt has developed particular technical expertise in inkjet printing, 3D printing, image and video processing, computer networking, robotics, medical imaging, and medical devices.

Matt has extensive experience of all stages of the patent life-cycle, having drafted and prosecuted patent applications in numerous jurisdictions (including Europe, the US, China, Japan, India, Canada and Australia), and having advised clients on the licensing and enforcement of their patents. Matt is also experienced in filing and prosecuting registered designs and in devising strategies for protecting consumer electronics devices using a combination of registered designs and patents.

Matt has been lead counsel in EPO Oppositions and Appeals, and has advised clients on patent infringement and validity matters in the UK and the US. Recently, Matt played a key role in assessing the strength of a client’s patent position in both Europe and the US, to assist the client in developing a patent assertion strategy targeting a competitor.

Published articles

  • 11th October 2020
    Denver Startup Week, Top 5 IP Tips for Startups (link)

Education and qualifications

Registered US Patent Agent, 2020

Chartered UK Patent Attorney, 2012

European Patent Attorney, 2010

  • 2006 — 2007
    Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law , Queen Mary University of London
  • 2001 — 2005
    MSc (Hons.) in Natural Sciences - Experimental and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Career history

  • 2018 — present
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2006 — 2018
    Managing Associate, Mathys & Squire

Languages spoken

  • French (Intermediate)

Speaking engagements

  • 6 March 2020
    TechGC Roundtable, Understanding the importance of an international IP strategy (link)
  • 23 April 2019
    CIPA USA Roadshows 2019: Intellectual Property Beyond Brexit - Boston, Trademark & Design aspects of Brexit and hot topics
  • 22 April 2019
    CIPA USA Roadshows 2019: Intellectual Property Beyond Brexit - Washington DC, Trademark & Design aspects of Brexit and hot topics

Additional information

Represented the University of Cambridge Rugby Union first team.



  • Additive manufacturing
  • AI
  • Medical imaging
  • Robotics


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Mechanics
  • Robotics


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Medical devices
  • Medical imaging
  • Surgical tools and implants