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Mathys & Squire LLP

THE SHARD, 32 LONDON BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, SE1 9SG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7830 0000
Fax:
Fax 020 7830 0001
Email:
Web:
www.mathys-squire.com

Martin MacLean

Tel:
Work 020 7830 0000
Email:
Web:
www.mathys-squire.com
Mathys & Squire LLP

Work Department

Intellectual property

Position

Martin MacLean’s principal practice areas include; drafting and global prosecution, defence and opposition, freedom-to-operate and strategic advice. In this regard, he has extensive experience in the conduct of hearings before the European Patent Office, having conducted over 100 hearings. Martin specialises in technologies such as the re-targeting of bacterial toxins, vaccines, expression systems, microbial detection assays, cytokine-based therapeutics, and agrochemicals, and represents clients ranging from UK Government and blue chip biotech companies through to spin-outs and start-ups. 

Career

Martin qualified as a Patent Attorney in 1999, joined Mathys & Squire in the same year, and became a partner of the firm in 2004.

He acts as a tutor for the UK and European qualifying examinations. He also serves as a lecturer and clinician for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).

Member

Chartered Patent Attorney; European Patent Attorney; Member of the Life Sciences Committee for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).

Education

Martin has a strong background in biochemistry and biotechnology, having obtained a first degree (Warwick University) in microbial technology and a PhD (Warwick University) for research conducted into the biochemical aspects of acidophilic bacteria. He also has a master's degree in IP from the University of London.


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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