About Us

About Us

Stephen Blake

Founder

Douglas Rankin

Founder

Douglas and Steve have huge experience helping tech businesses achieve their commercial goals through pragmatic use of Patents and other IP. They are serious players in the IP sector who enjoy bringing a down to earth and personal touch to their relationships with clients and people. They give the highest quality advice without the old-fashioned stuffiness you’re likely to see elsewhere.

They have both previously been in senior management positions at Marks & Clerk LLP, each serving on the Board of Management. From there, they had a good look at the IP sector and it was clear that the established firms simply weren’t serving their clients or their people as well as they should be. They want to give a better experience for both and have set up Matter to do that.

About us