Matthew Burton

Matthew Burton

Dutch and European patent attorney

  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • SPC
Dutch and English

Matthew joined NLO in 2016. Prior to this, he worked for another Dutch patent firm where he gained experience in patent prosecution, supplementary protection certificates (SPC) and litigation in both chemical and biotech fields. Before embarking on IP, Matthew spent 2 years working as a postdoctoral researcher in Chemical Biology at the Technical University of Eindhoven, focusing on semi-synthesis of nuclear receptor proteins by combining chemical and molecular biology techniques.



Matthew specialises in organic chemistry and bioscience, with a focus on peptide & protein chemistry and molecular biology, for clients in the pharma and food sectors.



Matthew obtained his master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Durham. He completed his master research project at Würzburg University in Germany, where he synthesised analogues of medically active plant alkaloids. In 2010, Matthew obtained his PhD in Chemical Biology, also from the University of Durham. His research involved exploring antibiotic resistance pathways in Neisseria gonorrhoea using small molecule probes.

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