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Devon Matthews

Patent attorney

‘Strong claims mimic the elegance of their invention, an ideal symmetry that is equally satisfying.’
Devon Matthews

Devon Matthews

  • Engineering
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Devon Matthews started his career in 2007 as a Product Engineer in the automotive industry and later moved to the mining industry where he gained the majority of his experience as a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa.

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He holds a B.Ing in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg and a M.Sc in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management from the University of Maastricht.

Devon has expertise in the design and maintenance of hoists and elevator systems, trackless mobile machinery, mineral processing and sizing, tyres, ventilation fans and bulk haulage systems including conveyors. He further has experience in automotive safety equipment such as webbing retractors and airbags, sound attenuation technologies as well as steel manufacturing-and-fabrication techniques.

Working experience

  • Senior Mechanical Engineer (2008 – 2017) Sasol Mining Pty ltd.
  • Product Engineer (2007- 2008) Autoliv Southern Africa

Education

  • MSc, Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management, Maastricht University 2018
  • Pr.Eng, Professional Engineer, Engineering Council of South Africa 2016 (Reg. No.20160702)
  • B.Ing, Mechanical Engineering, University of Johannesburg 2007

Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch

 

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Events

Improve your practical knowledge at the IP Academy 2019 – Advanced

Winthontlaan 6, 3526 KV Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Follow the annual course on intellectual property (IP). For innovative entrepreneurs who wish to improve their IP know-how, V.O. Patents & Trademarks organizes an advanced course on Thursday 14 November. Continue reading

IP Service World 2019

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, Hochstraße, München, Duitsland

Europe’s largest IP Convention & Trade Fair, the IP Service World, is a very unique event. It is the perfect mixture of a comprehensive trade fair and a top-class convention with contributions from leading experts. Continue reading

Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AMSIA) 2019

NEMO Science Museum, Oosterdok, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas with a societal and/or commercial impact, organized by IXA. It is an annual competition for the best applicable innovation resulting from Amsterdam research. Continue reading