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Matthew Pennington MPhys, CPA, EPA


Matthew Pennington is an associate in our Electronics, Computing & Physics group.

Matthew has experience drafting and prosecuting UK and European patent applications covering a large range of technologies, with a particular focus on physics, electronics and software based inventions. His interests lie predominantly in the automotive and aerospace sectors, particularly when the inventions arising in these fields have a physics or electronics spin to them. He has worked closely with global clients, helping them to secure valuable patent protection for their inventions.

Beyond patent drafting and prosecution, Matthew has experience in other aspects of patent practice such as freedom to operate work; infringement and validity opinions and European Patent Office Oppositions.

Education & background

Before joining Withers & Rogers LLP in 2015, Matthew obtained a first class Master’s degree from Durham University in Physics and Astronomy. His final year project involved writing a detailed report on a NASA-style space mission of his own design, which involved considering scientific, economic and social factors to determine the feasibility of the mission.

On a personal note...

In his spare time, Matthew maintains a keen interest in astronomy and enjoys driving – particularly on wide, open roads. He also likes reading about ancient history and, back in the present day, watching films.