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Maucher Jenkins has built a team of outstanding professionals, recognised experts in intellectual property law, science and technology, working across multiple industry sectors and legal jurisdictions.

Dr. Matthew Yip

Senior Associate - Patents

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

PhD in Physics, Durham University; MMath in Physics, Christ's College, University of Cambridge; First-class honours in Natural Sciences, Christ's College, University of Cambridge

Cantonese Chinese

Matthew grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the UK for his higher education, graduating from Christ’s College, University of Cambridge with first-class honours in Natural Sciences, and an MMath, specialising in Physics. He subsequently completed a PhD in Particle Physics at Durham University on full scholarship, during which he spent a period of time working in Germany.


Matthew joined Maucher Jenkins in 2013 and qualified as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney in 2017. He has accumulated much experience in prosecuting patent applications before the UKIPO, EPO and patent offices around the world, including but not limited to the US, China and Japan. He is also experienced in drafting, searching, and advising and managing the IP portfolios of diverse clients. Subject-matter in Matthew’s work encompasses energy distribution systems, telecommunications, consumer products and industrial machinery, from medical devices to satellite phones via racing cars.


Matthew spent five months in China in 2018 to 2019 helping to set up Maucher Jenkins’ new office in Shenzhen.


Matthew particularly enjoys working with clients from different countries and backgrounds, and providing advice that befits their individual circumstances and needs.


Matthew is a key lawyer in the Legal 500 2024 UK publication. 



Clients say:


Over the last few years, Matthew has worked closely with Origami to help us to navigate the complex world of patent registrations, delivering a number of excellent results for the business. With Matthew’s skilful support we have bolstered our registered patent portfolio across a number of our key strategic territories. 

- Matt Kendal, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Origami Energy


Interests outside work:


In his spare time, Matthew enjoys classical music, literature and travelling, and has a keen interest in good Chinese and Japanese teas.


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