Partner at Mathys & Squire LLP
Paul Cozens has 30 years of experience in the IP profession. A UK and European parent attorney, a UK trademark and design attorney and a higher courts litigator, he has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the mechanical, electrical and software engineering fields, and leverages his expertise at the forefront of developing techniques for procuring patent protection to assist clients in generating, protecting and exploiting IP portfolios of considerable value.
Dr Cozens has a number of major clients across the engineering sector, for whom his significant experience as a practising engineer combined with his legal acumen is an invaluable asset. He has achieved significant success for clients, ranging from small start-ups to multinationals, in building strong and commercially valuable IP portfolios in the mechanical, electrical and software engineering fields. Dr Cozens’s professional experience includes a wide technical and commercial spectrum, from nuclear physics, advanced materials, fibre optics and semiconductor devices, through automotive engineering, environmental engineering, medical devices, fluid mechanics, acoustics, broadcasting, radar, telecoms, to software and advanced business process inventions – including the fast-moving and highly competitive fin-tech sector.
Responsible for developing and maintaining strategic patent portfolios, Dr Cozens often works from the ground up alongside senior management to ensure a clear commercial focus in all IP matters. He has been instrumental in helping clients to secure the successful sale and/or licensing of IP assets and has also undertaken a number of critical infringement risk assessment assignments over a wide range of technical areas.
Dr Cozens is recommended in the latest edition of The Legal 500, in which sources comment that he “produces work of a consistently high quality and is very commercial. He is especially adept at dealing with software in the context of engineering”. He is also ranked as a Patent Star in the most recent of Managing IP’s IP Stars directories.