Matthew Critten

Matthew Critten

+44(0) 1225 469914

Professional Qualifications:
European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney
Patent Attorney Litigator

Matthew is able to represent clients in matters before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the UK Courts and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Academic Qualifications:
B.Sc. Physics, Imperial College, University of London
LL.M. Intellectual Property Litigation, Nottingham Law School
Ph.D. Physics, University of St. Andrews

Matthew joined Abel + Imray in 1996 and is based in our Bath Office. Matthew is one of our Joint Managing Partners and leads our Defence group. He supports well-known clients, including long-term arrangements on-site with their patent departments and directly with engineers, who benefit from his insights improving invention-spotting and IP-harvesting across their research and engineering functions.

Matthew has special expertise in patent applications relating to optics (especially lasers, optical fibres, metamaterials and also ophthalmology), radar and software. Matthew built novel laser systems in obtaining his Ph.D. He is a Chartered Physicist and a member of various professional bodies including the IEEE and the Optical Society of America.