Ilya Kazi Patent attorney and partner at Mathys & Squire

Ilya is a patent attorney and partner at Mathys & Squire, a UK-based law firm which specialises in intellectual property. He works with clients ranging from start-up businesses to multi-national corporations in fields of IT, engineering, and electronics.

His varied career has seen him heading numerous high value cases at European Patent Office hearings, developing network communication software at IBM, and working in a major Silicon Valley law firm in the US.

He is a member of the press panel for CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) and has provided expert commentary on IP-related national news stories for: Channel 4, CNN, BBC, The Times, The FT, The Guardian, and The Economist.

He has been described by Legal 500 as "a talented strategist" and "a master of his craft" and holds a private pilot license.