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Richard T Matthews

Richard T Matthews

Practice areas:

Patent Infringement, Trademark Infringement, Patent Application, Intellectual Property

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About Me

As an intellectual property attorney, my practice covers all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and related fields including protection and enforcement.  Simply put, I enjoy what I do and my clients see that first hand.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Trademark Infringement: 35%
    10 years, 11 cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 35%
    11 years, 15 cases
  3. Patent Application: 20%
    12 years, 100 cases
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    12 years, 75 cases

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Contact Info

Williams Mullen

301 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1700
Raleigh, NC, 27601

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200605/24/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law200503/11/2014
NCActive200407/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
North Carolina’s Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
North Carolina’s Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2012
North Carolina’s Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2011
Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition 1st PlaceAmerican Society of Composers Authors and Publishers2004
Chemistry Achievement AwardAmerican Chemical Society1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselMyers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec2012 - Present
Litigation CounselHultquist IP2009 - 2012
AssociateOblon Spivak2005 - 2009
Patent AttorneyLaw Office of Steven Leavitt2004 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationVice-Chair of New Lawyers Committee2012 - 2013
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationChair of NLC CLE Committee2011 - 2012
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Young Lawyers CommitteeSubcommittee Leader2010 - 2012
International Trademark AssociationMember2010 - Present
Intellectual Property Owners Association, Litigation and Dispute Resolution DivisionMember2006 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationSection of Intellectual Property Law2005 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationLitigation Committee Member2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Arcelor France v. Mittal Steel USA, Inc., District of Delaware (06-307)Favorable settlement for client
CIF Licensing d/b/a GE Licensing v. Denso Corp., et al. (Valeo)Settled favorably
GPS Industries, Inc., et al. v. Altex, et al., Northern District of Texas (3:07cv0831-K)Favorable dismissal based on lack of standing

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
IP LinksMaking Sense Out of Inequitable Conduct in TheraSense2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterIntellectual PropertyLL.M - Master of Laws2005
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillBiochemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2013 Intellectual Property Law Section Annual MeetingIP Law Ethics Update2013
IP Institute for Paralegals SeminarTrademark – TTAB / Litigation / Opposition / Letter of Protest Procedure2012
December 10, 2012 CLE PresentationRecent Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property Law2012
CPTCLA Fall MeetingPatent Ethics Update2012
WRAL NewsCopyright Infringement2011
AIPLA Annual MeetingPatent Prosecution, Litigation, Transactional Agreements, and Diversity2011
Middle District of North Carolina Chapter MeetingELECTRONIC DISCOVERY AND LITIGATION IN THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA2010