Matthew Howell (Partner) - Bristol (UK)

Matthew Howell


Job Title

  • UK and European Patent Attorney, Patent Attorney Litigator


  • MEng Electronic Engineering with French (University of Nottingham)


  • Electronics and Communications
    • Electronics
    • Communications
    • Computing
    • Electrical
  • Energy, Environmental and Engineering
    • Energy
    • Automotive
    • Medical

Language skills

  • English
  • French

Matthew entered the patent profession in 2003, qualifying as a UK Patent Attorney in 2008, as a European Patent Attorney in 2008, and as a Patent Attorney Litigator in 2014.  He joined Haseltine Lake in 2018 after a period of almost 7 years as a partner at another firm.

Matthew specialises in the fields of electronics, telecommunications and computing, and has undertaken work on behalf of a variety of major international companies operating in these fields, as well as SMEs and major universities. He has a keen interest in assisting start-ups in developing effective IP strategies.

Matthew has drafted and prosecuted applications for electronics and telecommunications technologies such as receiver architectures, amplifiers, antennae, channel estimation schemes, error correction schemes, signal location and identification, power management schemes, interference cancellation, positioning systems, WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID and NFC.

His computing experience encompasses topics such as software defined networking, user interfaces, video processing, operating systems, hardware acceleration, memory systems, power management for processor systems, client/server systems and synchronisation protocols.

In addition to these technologies, Matthew has handled patents for inventions in a wide range of other fields including cash protection systems, vehicle suspension systems and driver impairment detection systems.

He has extensive experience of hearings before the Examining Divisions, Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

As well as his patent drafting and prosecution work, Matthew has also handled contentious issues, helping clients to achieve positive results in a number of IP related disputes.

Contact Matthew Howell (Partner)
Address Redcliff Quay,
120 Redcliff Street,
BS1 6HU United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 117 910 3200
F: +44 (0) 117 910 3201

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