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Robert Allison Matthews Jr.

Robert Allison Matthews Jr.

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I am a patent-law consultant and sole author of the widley used and cited treatise the "Annotated Patent Digest."  My consulting services help in-house and/or trial counsel quickly and cost effectively analyze patent issues for matters before the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, ITC, BPAI, and U.S. district courts throughout the nation.  I am also available to serve as an arbitrator or neutral evaluator for disputes relating to U.S. patents.


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  1. Patent Infringement: 100%
    23 years

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Matthews Patent-Law Consulting

P.O. Box 22
Forest, VA, 24551


VAAuthorized to practice law200209/15/2015
DCActive 199905/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedN/A2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMatthews Patent-Law Consulting2009 - Present
PartnerLatimer, Mayberry & Matthews Intellectual Property Law, LLP2007 - 2009
N/AFinnegan Henderson Farrabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP1999 - 2007
N/AReed, Smith, Shaw & McClay LLP1996 - 1999
N/APatton Boggs, LLP1992 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property SectionN/A2002 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law Assoc.N/A1996 - Present
American Society of Mechanical EngineersN/A1983 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc.N/A
Bilski v. DollN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Annotated Patent Digest, West15 volume patent law treatise (First published 2005)2015
Patent Jury Instruction Handbook - WestPatent Jury Instruction Handbook 2012-20132012
Patent Jury Instruction Handbook - WestPatent Jury Instruction Handbook 2011-20122011
Patent Happenings (monthly newsletter)Patent Happenings2010
Patently-O Law JournalWhen Multiple Plaintiffs/Realtors Sue for the Same Act of Patent False Marking2010
IP LitigatorThe Restricted Scope of Patent Infringement Remedies Available to “Non-Practicing” Patent Owners2009
IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law ReviewLegal Nuances When a Patent Holding Company Seeks to Enforce a U.S. Patent2009
Patent Jury Instruction Handbook - WestPatent Jury Instruction Handbook 2009-20102009
Patent Jury Instruction Handbook - WestPatent Jury Instruction Handbook 2008-20092008
West Group publicationWest White Paper: A Sea of Unanswered Questions Spawned by the Wake of In re Seagate2007
Journal of Intellectual Property Law and PracticeA Primer on U.S. Antitrust Claims Against Patentees Under Walker Process2007
U.S. Supreme Court Amicus BriefBrief of Amicus Curiae Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in Support of Respondents before the Supreme Court of the United States in KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., No. 04-1350, 2006 WL 2967758 (Oct. 16, 2006)2006
Patent Strategy & ManagementAccounting For Patent-Holding Companies In Infringement Litigation2005
Patent LitigationCoauthor Chapter 13 - Appeals2004
AIPLA Quarterly Journal A Potential Hidden Cost of a Patent-Holding Company: The Loss of Lost-Profit Damages - 32 AIPLA Q.J. 5032004
Virginia Journal of Law & TechnologyExamining the FTC’s 2003 Proposed Reforms to U.S. Patent Law in View of the Present Legal Landscape - 9 VA.J. OF LAW & TECH. No. 112004
Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law JournalSchering v. Geneva — Just How Far Can Inherent Anticipation Extend? - 20 SANTA CLARA COMP. & HIGH TECH. L. J. 7792004
National Law JournalPatent-holding Companies Hold Risks2003
Managing Intellectual PropertyA New Revolution Looms (Interviewed and quoted in article, but not an author of the article)2002
Patent WorldFesto’s Impact on Litigating Infringement Claims and Prosecuting Patent Applications in the U.S2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1992
State University of New York, Stony BrookMechanical EngineeringMS - Master of Science1987
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityMechanical EngineeringOther - Bachelors1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Law SymposiumPatents: Innovation Builders or Business Weapons2011
Interviewed by Thomson-Reuters Legal NewsBilski v. Kappos2010
West’s Patent Law Lunch & Learn (21 Club NYC)Challenges for Non-Practicing Entities2009
Realites and Myths in Patent Litigation TodayeBay's Impact on Patent Holding Companies2009
AIPLA Midwitner MeetingLegal Nuances When a Patent-Holding Co. enforces a patent2009
Annual IP Counsel ForumWillful Infringement under Seagate2008
AIPLA Annual Meeting - Patent Litig. CommitteeKSR's Impact in the Courts - Expect the Need to Show the Unexpected2007
AIPLA MidWinter Conf. - Antitrust Section Mtg.FTC Proposed Patent Reforms2004