Matthew Ridley

Partner

Matthew, Partner, is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney in the Engineering and Designs Group.

Matthew provides advice on patent and designs matters in a broad range of fields, particularly in the mechanical engineering field. His main practice involves preparing and prosecuting patent and design applications in the UK, throughout Europe and internationally. However, he also regularly provides advice on the validity and scope of patents and registered designs. Matthew has particular experience in product development and providing simultaneous advice on the protection of new products and whether there is freedom-to-operate.

Matthew is a member of the Designs & Copyright Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and is also a member of Council of the British Group of Union IP. Matthew is also on the Practice Committee at Boult Wade Tennant, which works to ensure that the firm’s procedures comply with any changes in national and intergovernmental laws.

Matthew has an MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol and a postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London.

 

Recent work

  • Appearing for clients in opposition hearings before the European Patent Office.
  • Acting for a client in registered Community design invalidity proceedings before the EU Intellectual Property Office.
  • Providing advice on the IP strategy for a potentially market-changing product for a UK based SME, including drafting and filing a number of patent applications at various different stages of the product’s development and providing related freedom-to-operate advice.
  • Worked on secondment to provide support in invention capture, outside counsel management and patent prosecution to an in-house IP team of a multinational company.

Publications

Events

Marques and Gowling WLG, Mastering the HAGUE AGREEMENT From Asia to the USA, through the EU, June 2018

TIPLO Dinner Meeting June, London

A two-day update on the latest EUIPO and WIPO legal reforms, law and practice 8-9 November 2018 London

Equivalents: K = Na. Is the genie out of the bottle?, November 2017

Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators, November 2017

MIP International Patent Forum, Attending, London, March 2017

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Contact me

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Phone this number +44 20 7430 7500

Email this address mridley@boult.com

My location

My location

Verulam Gardens
70 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8BT

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Agricultural and industrial automotive engineering
  • Construction and mining
  • Engineering
  • Food technology
  • Medical devices
  • Renewable energy
  • Security documents

Practice areas

  • Beverage dispensing systems
  • Control systems
  • Decontamination equipment
  • Design registrations
  • Earth moving tools
  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Production of banknotes and passports
  • Single-serve beverage capsules
  • Surgical and dentistry tools
  • Ultrasonics

Memberships

  • CIPA
  • EPI
  • IMechE

Qualifications

  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol

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