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Matt Havron

Trainee Attorney

A.A. Thornton & Co

Matt Havron is a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecoms & IT patent department. Matt has specialist expertise in Energy Generation, Transmission and Distribution, and the Nuclear Energy Generation sector in particular.


  • Patents

Core Responsibilities

  • Drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)
  • European opposition and appeal work
  • Liaising with clients and overseas attorneys
  • Legal research


  • Matt began his career as a Nuclear Engineer at EDF Energy
  • Matt joined AA Thornton as a Trainee Patent Attorney in 2016


  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • IT & Communications
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals


  •  MEng Electrical Engineering Honours, University of Southampton
  • Queen Mary University of London, Intellectual Property Law certificate obtained in 2018

Professional Memberships

  • Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Associate member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)