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Rebecca Matheson

Senior Associate

Rebecca Matheson | Patent Attorney

Qualifications

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Rebecca graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters degree in Natural Sciences, covering a range of fields, eventually specialising in Chemistry. Rebecca’s final-year project focused on stereoselective organic product synthesis.

Career History

Rebecca joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2014, qualifying in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at another leading firm of patent attorneys for the first two years of her training.

Rebecca Matheson

Senior Associate

Rebecca handles a broad range of patent matters, primarily within the chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device fields. She has particular expertise in handling oppositions and appeals, and regularly attacks and defends patents on behalf of her clients at the European Patent Office. She is also experienced in drafting new applications, handling European and UK prosecution, and coordinating global patent portfolios.

Main specialisms
Examples of Rebecca’s technical specialisms include:

• Laundry compositions
• Polymer materials
• Air care formulations
• Process chemistry
• Cosmetic compositions
• Materials chemistry
• Medical devices
• Drug formulations
• Consumer food technology.

Further specialisms
As well as drafting, prosecution, and oppositions, Rebecca is also experienced in advising on freedom-to-operate and infringement matters.

Clients
Rebecca works with a diverse range of clients. She regularly acts for large corporates, including an internationally recognised supplier of consumer goods, particularly in the area of EPO oppositions. In addition, Rebecca also regularly works with SMEs, providing guidance on patent strategy, and supporting their growth by protecting their inventions in the UK and abroad.

Memberships
• Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
• European Patent Institute (EPI)

Interests
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys travelling, hiking, and cooking.