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Matthew Noble

Head of Patent Intelligence UK

About Me

I am Head of Patent Intelligence and a Legal Director at Bird & Bird LLP and founder of twoBirds Pattern, Bird & Bird's patent intelligence consultancy offering.

I specialise in patent portfolio analytics, valuation and landscaping, and both the legal and analytical aspects of royalty rate determinations and multi-jurisdictional patent disputes. I also have experience as a testifying expert witness in patent intelligence for international disputes, especially with regard to FRAND valuation methodologies and patent data relating to standard-essential patents (SEPs).

I have broad experience advising on multi-jurisdictional patent disputes, and in a wide range of patent portfolio analytics, with particular expertise in valuing and landscaping large patent portfolios, determining patent portfolio royalty rates, analysing SEPs, and guiding patent dispute and portfolio strategy.

The Pattern offering relies on a unique blend of legal knowledge and analytical skills to assist clients with managing and enforcing their patent portfolios or defending themselves from enforcement actions. We utilise: data-driven analytical and economic methodologies; cutting-edge technology; and court-approved principles to generate robust and defensible results. Pattern has been recognised by several innovation awards, including by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers award, where it was given the highest ranking as a 'Standout Innovation'.

I'm passionate about science and technology. I have represented the firm at CES for several years and I regularly speak on the future of technology and how it will transform our society. I am also a member of our esports Sector group and I organise regular esports networking events and tournaments for clients.

My client work spans multiple sectors, including telecoms; electronics; IT; media; life sciences and pharmaceuticals.

I am part of the Intellectual Property practice and the Technology & Communications sector group in London. I am also a member of AIPPI and the British Patent Information Professionals group (BPIP).
  • The majority of my experience comes from leading the Pattern team, i.e. Bird & Bird's patent intelligence offering, which I founded to solve the issues facing our clients in an increasingly data-driven world.
  • In recent years, I have been involved in several complex, high-value international arbitrations dealing with royalty rate determinations for worldwide patent portfolio licences, including standard essential patents under FRAND terms (as well as a host of contractual and competition law issues).
  • In addition, I have wide-ranging experience in contentious patent disputes relating to patent infringement and validity proceedings.
  • In addition to my work in patent analytics and contentious matters, I have experience in helping clients predict the future of technology and dealing with technological-related disruption. I also advise on transactional IP matters, especially IP licensing.


  • University of Cambridge in 2007 with a Master of Natural Sciences in neuroscience and a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry.
  • Bachelor of Laws from the University of Law


  • Admitted to practice in England & Wales March 2012.
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Developed a patent valuation tool, Pattern, that enables companies to value and benchmark thousands of patents in their portfolios quickly and accurately. The tool has been used in multiple billion-dollar licensing cases. Commended: Matt Noble

Financial Times (FT) Innovative Lawyers Award 2018 - Standout Innovation

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