Andrew John White

Patent Attorney at Mathys & Squire LLP

Andrew John White has extensive experience managing international portfolios in the medtech, software, telecoms, and automotive sectors, with a specific focus on electric vehicle and artificial intelligence-based technologies. Very active in the start-up and scale-up community, Dr White is an expert at devising IP strategies for start-up and scale-up businesses, using intellectual property as a lever to help the business grow and add value. Dr White works with a number of accelerators and incubators, providing regular IP workshops and one-to-one IP clinics for start-up businesses covering all aspects of intellectual property ranging from ownership and licensing to patent filing strategies. He frequently presents at and attends tech and start-up-focused events, and his writing on technical subjects is regularly published in both IP and industry publications.

Dr White’s PhD in physics had a commercial focus, sponsored by a major pharmaceutical company, resulting in both contributions to various highly regarded peer-reviewed journals and attendance at numerous international conferences. Commended by clients for his proactive approach and understanding of business strategy, he likes to develop long-term relationships with his clients and their technical teams to really understand where a business is going and how IP can be used as a tool to complement those drivers and help the business grow.

Dr White has experience handling oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office, and in obtaining opinions from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). In particular, he has experience in using an opinion from the UKIPO to guide the conduct of future litigation in the United Kingdom. In recent years, Dr White’s practice has developed in advising clients on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions (in fields such as bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and blockchain inventions) and how to successfully navigate the patentability exceptions in these areas, both in Europe and abroad, to obtain patents of commercially valuable scope.

Dr White is recognised in the latest edition of Managing IP’s IP Stars directory, where he has been ranked as a notable practitioner.

Professional associations

  • CIPA
  • epi
  • North East Automotive Alliance

Sample client list

  • Dolphin-N2 Limited
  • DW Windsor Ltd
  • EarLens Corporation
  • Foundation Medicine
  • Ricardo
  • Wootzano

Firm details

Mathys & Squire LLP
The Shard
32 London Bridge Street
London SE1 9SG
United Kingdom

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