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Bryce Matthewson



Bryce has experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters across a range of IP rights having worked with a leading South African IP firm since 2011. Prior to undertaking his legal studies, Bryce obtained a degree in Chemistry and has represented clients in the pharma and biotech field as well as in the gaming, banking and FMCG sectors.


He has particular experience as a patent litigator having conducted litigation across a wide range of technology areas in both South Africa and other African countries. Bryce has litigated cases before a number of South African courts including the Court of the Commissioner of Patents, the Supreme Court of Appeal, and South Africa's highest court, the Constitutional Court, in the first patent matter to be referred to that court since a 2013 amendment to its jurisdiction.


Prior to joining Powell Gilbert in 2016, Bryce worked as an associate attorney at Spoor & Fisher in South Africa.

Contact details

T ++44 (0)20 3040 8185
E bryce.matthewson@powellgilbert.com



2014 Attorney of the High Court of South Africa



BSc (Chemistry & Applied Chemistry), University ofWitwatersrand, South Africa
LLB, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
LLM (IP Law), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Cases include
  • Eli Lilly v Eisai (Alzheimer therapies)