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Paul Cozens

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Mathys & Squire LLP

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Intellectual property


Paul Cozens has over 30 years of experience in the IP profession, which includes a track record constructing from scratch a number of major patent portfolios in addition to carving out useful patent monopoly in difficult areas. He has also undertaken a number of critical infringement risk assessment assignments over an array of technical areas.

Paul’s clients span the engineering and software sectors, as well as blue chip names in the financial services sector, where he is at the forefront of developing techniques for procuring patent protection for business process inventions. He also acts for clients in the environmental technology sector, including in the areas of wind and distributed energy, and is handling an increasing volume of instructions in relation to the areas of AI and cryptocurrency.


Examples of Paul’s clients include large corporates such as De’Longhi Braun Household, Kenwood Limited, United Utilities and Honeywell, several SMEs including Semafone Limited and Halma, and a large number of startups and early stage companies generated through his relationships with incubators and accelerators.

In addition to being a registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, Paul is a qualified Higher Courts Litigator. He led the team that successfully represented Memco (now Avire) v Strack in patent infringement proceedings in the IPEC.

Paul heads up the firm’s large Engineering group. He also speaks at seminars on topics including accelerators and incubators and has contributed to a number of publications in the field of IP.


He is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Design Attorney, and Registered Trade Mark Agent. 

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


Paul has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from the University of London, and has subsequent experience as a practising engineer.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Mathys & Squire LLP's life sciences and chemistry and IT, telecoms and engineering departments are among the most active and prestigious patent drafting and filing practices in the market. While the practice counts a high number of international corporations as its clients, it can also look back on a strong track record of prosecution work for start-ups and was appointed as a provider of intellectual property rights services for the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium in 2018. Christopher Hamer and Martin MacLean direct the life sciences and chemistry group while Jane Clark and Ilya Kazi direct the IT and electronics department. Paul Cozens is the head of the engineering practice and the Cambridge-based Alan MacDougall leads the telecoms group. Hazel Ford joined as of counsel from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP and subsequently made partner. Of counsel Victoria Strachan, who joined from Wynne-Jones IP, has headed the Oxford office since it opened in late 2018, at the same time as the new Midlands office. Of counsel Alison Haile joined from Beresford Crump. Unless otherwise stated all practitioners are based in London. The firm also has offices in Brighton, Cambridge, Manchester and York, as well as three offices in continental Europe. Harvey Adams joined Carpmaels & Ransford LLP. Peter Garrett retired.

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