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Mathys & Squire LLP

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Paul Cozens

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Mathys & Squire LLP

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Paul has a number of major clients across the engineering sector. He has constructed from scratch a number of major patent portfolios, making a particular speciality of carving out useful patent monopoly in difficult areas. He has also undertaken a number of critical infringement risk assessment assignments over a wide range of technical areas. In the environmental technology sector, Paul has clients in the areas of wind and distributed energy. Paul acts for a number of blue chip clients in the financial services sector. He handles a considerable number of inventions in the business process area, and is at the forefront of developing techniques for procuring patent protection for business process inventions.


Paul has a Masters Degree in Engineering from Cambridge and a PhD in computational fluid dynamics from London University, and has subsequent experience as a practising engineer. He has maintained his broad interests in the mechanical, electrical and software engineering fields, with professional experience over a wide technical spectrum from nuclear physics, fibre optics and semiconductor devices, through automotive engineering, radar and communications technologies, to software and business process inventions. Paul qualified as a Patent Attorney in 1991. He is also a qualified Patent Agent Litigator, with considerable practical litigation experience. In addition, Paul is a Registered Trade Mark Agent, and handles a large designs portfolio.


Chartered Patent Attorney; European Patent Attorney; European Design Attorney; European Trade Mark Attorney; and Registered Trade Mark Agent. 

Paul sits on the Software Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.


Cambridge University (MA Engineering); London University (PhD Computational Fluid Dynamics); has subsequent experience as a practising engineer.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Mathys & Squire LLP 'really stands out from the crowd' thanks to an engineering, IT and electronics team whose advice is 'extremely technical due to its prior engineering degrees' and which has 'an impeccable understanding of IP law', and a life sciences and chemistry team that possesses 'strong scientific knowledge combined with comprehensive knowledge of European patent law'. Key figures from the engineering, IT and electronics team include Ilya Kazi, who advised Abbott Diabetes Care on the management of its patent portfolio. Sean Leach assisted Sevcon with the due diligence of its patent portfolio as part of its $200m sale to Borg Warner. Dani Kramer has 'the ability to draft clear, actionable and commercially relevant patent claims'. Paul Cozens, Alan MacDougall, Jane Clark and Catherine Booth are also recommended. On the life sciences and chemistry team, Martin MacLean is 'very sharp' and 'has a deep understanding of the law and the procedures at the EPO'. Chris Hamer is 'an outstanding lawyer' thanks to his 'combination of industry knowledge and attention to detail'. David Miller has been managing the patent portfolio of EngMab, which is new subsidiary of Celgene. Monika Rai,  Philippa Griffin, Toby Simpson and James Wilding are other noteworthy names on the team.

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