Matthew Bannister, Page White Farrer

Matthew Bannister

Patent Attorney


European Patent Attorney
MRes (University College London) Photonics Systems Development
B.Sc. Hons. (Bath) Natural Sciences

About Matthew

Matthew is a UK and European part-qualified trainee and has been working at Page White Farrer since September 2016. He has a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath, and a master’s degree in Photonic Systems from UCL.


Following his master’s degree, Matthew went on to work in the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, where he worked on various aspects of high-precision manufacturing, including laser machining and processing, ultrafast laser-material interactions, and focussed ion beam processing.


Matthew mostly works in application drafting and IP prosecution for patent applications in the UK, Europe, and the US, working with clients ranging from large multi-national corporations to SMEs.


He has experience in drafting and prosecution the following areas of technology:

  • Mobile telecommunications, including 4G and 5G networks;
  • Electronic devices, including portable electronics and mobile phones;
  • Audio processing, including spatial audio processing and Audio-Visual systems
  • Semiconductor devices, including semiconductor lasers;
  • Optics and imaging devices, including single-photon avalanche diode based sensors and time-of-flight sensors;
  • Computer software, including computer games and data processing methods.

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