San Diego Intellectual Property Lawyer
Matt has extensive experience defending patent infringement lawsuits, including invalidity analysis, coordination with technical experts and clients for both non-infringement and invalidity, simultaneous reexaminations, written and oral discovery, and managing e-discovery. His transactional practice includes conducting due diligence with a focus on IP-sensitive issues, drafting service agreements, and optimizing particular provisions for clients based on their industry.
Before attending law school, Matt assisted in patent prosecution matters in various industries, including medical devices, ballistic defenses, semiconductor manufacturing, and telecommunications. While in graduate school at the California Institute of Technology, his research focused on experimental astrophysics involving cryogenics, optics, image processing, computer programming, and submillimeter detector technology.
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