Matthew Leyland

Technical Assistant

Matthew Leyland is a Technical Assistant at Lincoln IP and is training to become a Chartered and European Patent Attorney.

Matthew Leyland

Matthew completed an undergraduate master’s degree in Physics at the University of Bath and a PhD in Plasma Physics at the University of York. At York, he was based at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) on a long-term industrial placement to work on a world leading fusion device.  Matthew’s research focused on studying the steep temperature and density gradients at the plasma edge as measured by the Thomson scattering diagnostic.  Matthew continued his research as a post-doctoral researcher before pursuing a career in intellectual property in 2016. Matthew is based in our Glasgow office supporting the work of our patent department.


MPhys Physics
University of Bath

PhD Physics
University of York



  • Optics, electronics and optoelectronics
  • Optical document security and anti-counterfeiting technologies
  • General mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Instrumentation and diagnostic devices
  • Semiconductor and MEMS technologies
  • Medical devices
  • Energy and offshore technologies
  • Fast-moving consumer goods


  • Drafting patent specifications
  • UK and European patent prosecution
  • IP audits
  • Patent searching
  • Patentability assessments
  • Registered designs

2014 – 2016
Post-doctoral researcher

2016 to present
Private practice