Matt focuses his practice on patents, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting clients with navigating patent minefields to avoid patent disputes, and resolving patent disputes, including enforcing the rights of patent holders and defending against charges of infringement.
Matt prepares and prosecutes both U.S. and foreign patent applications in various technological fields, including medical devices, software, business methods, lasers, optical systems, communication systems, and other mechanical and electrical devices and systems.
He also has extensive experience counseling clients and providing written opinions and analysis regarding patent matters, including product clearance, product design-arounds, patentability, patent validity, patent enforceability, and patent infringement.
In addition to assisting clients in resolving pre-litigation disputes involving patents, Matt litigates patent disputes, along with other intellectual property disputes, in federal court and handles patent appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|America's Leading Intellectual Property Lawyers||Chambers USA||N/A|
|Utah's Legal Elite||Utah Business Magazine||N/A|
|Partner||Stoel Rives||2009 - 2012|
|Associate||Stoel Rives||2002 - 2009|
|Intellectual Property Today||What Every Business Executive and In-House Attorney Should Know About Obtaining and Using Patent Opinions||2009|
|Utah Business||Taming the Patent Trolls: Tactics for Dealing with a Growing Epidemic||2008|
|Intellectual Property Today||Patent Infringement Cease-and-Desist Letters – The Actual Notice/Actual Controversy Dichotomy||2005|
|Utah Bar Journal||Obtaining and Maintaining State Trademarks in Utah||2003|
|Utah Law Review||"Business Method Patents, Franchises, and the First Inventor Defense Act: Something Must Give||2001|
|University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law||Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Utah||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|