Dr Matthew Franklin Lambrinos

Founder & Director

Ph.D. (Phys), B.Eng. (EE)
International Patent Prosecutor
European Patent Attorney
Registered US Patent Agent
(not admitted to CA State Bar)

Clients appreciate his international perspective in procuring patent & design rights, exceptional expertise in high technology, and willingness to work closely with clients and inventors to obtain useful rights.


Team Manager


US, European and International patent drafting, filing and prosecution

Worldwide IP procurement strategy and portfolio management

Patent Expert Witness Support


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Software & Computer Hardware Technologies

Applied Physics including Optics, Semiconductors, Insulators

Laser & Charged Particle Beams, Solid State Physics, Nuclear Physics


19 years


FICPI – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
epi -European Patent Institute
CIPA – UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
AIPLA – American Intellectual Property Law Association
NAPP – US National Association of Patent Practitioners


Our founding member is Dr. Matthew Franklin Lambrinos who is an International Patent Prosecutor in High Technology with over 19 years experience in the successful preparation and prosecution of Patents and a Ph.D in Thin Film Technology for Optical & Electronic Devices. He is a European Patent Attorney, European Design Attorney, Registered US Patent Agent and a US Certified Patent Valuation Analyst. He has worked on hundreds of Patent Applications and represented a broad range of clients from US nanotechnology start ups to Japanese National Laboratories to in-house counsel of European multinational telecommunication companies. He also provides patent expert opinion support to patent litigation attorneys.

Dr. Lambrinos earned a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the University of London in the United Kingdom focusing on the many practical aspects of patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and EU competition law.  In private practice, he qualified as a European Patent Attorney and then a Registered US Patent Agent.  Dr. Lambrinos is admitted to the US Patent Bar and the European Patent Bar meaning that he is licensed to practice in all patent proceedings before both the United States Patent & Trade Mark Office and European Patent Office.

On the technical side, Dr. Lambrinos graduated with a first class honours Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics before obtaining a doctorate in Optical and Insulator Thin Film Technology from the University of Salford, UK in association with Grand Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France. His research experience includes development of advanced instrument clusters at Ford Motor Company and thin film III-V semiconductor & insulator fabrication at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France. Dr. Lambrinos has also prosecuted patents in these and other scientific fields for national laboratories including Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.

Before founding FAI, he practiced as a European Patent Attorney and an Associate Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys at a long established firm of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys in London. In addition to preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications, he assisted in defending against European Patent Opposition and Appeals and supporting UK Counsel in post grant proceedings before the High Court of England & Wales. He also has extensive experience in European Designs as a former European Design Attorney.

Dr. Lambrinos regularly attends international meetings keeping abreast of recent patent law and practice. He has spoken at international venues on patent and intellectual property topics. He has a working knowledge of French and Italian.


Software & Computer Programs, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Multimedia, Social Media, Social Networks, Fintech, Internet of Things, Applied Optics including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Devices, Plasma, Ion Beam and Laser Processing, Semiconductors, Sensors, Telecommunications including IP Telephony and Wireless Technology, Medical Devices, Electrical Circuits, Computer Hardware & Networks, Financial Transactions, Materials including Carbon Fiber Technology, Mechanical Apparatus, Nuclear Physics, Nanotechnology.

For a more specific list of representative technologies, please read this pdf.

Recent Presentations – “Fast-Tracking Patent Applications before the USPTO, EPO and UKIPO “, InfoPat, AIPPI Building, Tokyo, Japan – 23 February 2015. For a copy of this presentation, please e-mail us at info@faipatents.com.


A study of Silicon-Based Thin Film Insulators for Optical and Electronics Applications.

For technical publications, please read this pdf.