Matthew Kilner

Associate

Matt is a UK and European patent attorney in our Engineering group. With a background in chemical engineering Matt handles patent work predominantly in the chemical and process engineering fields. In terms of technical areas, Matt is particularly experienced in the fields of industrial processes, composite materials, drilling equipment, catalysts, polymers, food stuffs, and mechanical inventions.
 
Matt works with clients ranging from private individuals and SMEs to multinational corporations. He enjoys getting to grips with his clients’ business goals and objectives so that he can provide tailored and commercially useful advice.
 
Matt is experienced in advising clients on many aspects of patent protection in the UK and Europe, including invention capture and patent filing strategies, due diligence and freedom-to-operate work, the drafting and filing of new patent applications, and the prosecution of patent applications. Matt is used to handling large patent portfolios for his clients and has experience of prosecuting patent applications in a variety of countries outside of Europe, including the US, China, India, and Japan. Matt is also on Kilburn & Strode’s designs team.
 
Matt graduated from the University of Leeds in 2012 with a first class MEng degree in chemical engineering. His third year degree project related to the design of a carbon capture plant and his fourth year project focused on the development of an X-ray diffraction analysis technique for accurate identification of detergent products, for which he was awarded a prize for best research project of his year.
 

Qualifications

European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law – Queen Mary University
MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (2012) – The University of Leeds
 

Memberships

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI) 
Institution of Chemical Engineers (ICHemE)

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Oil & Gas
  • Patents

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