Matt’s practice includes patent application preparation and prosecution, trademark application preparation and prosecution, copyrights, and related litigation.

Matt is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and has represented clients in industries such as consumer packaged goods, sporting goods, aerospace technology, computer and mobile software, medical devices, composite materials, hazardous material handling, environmental remediation, firearms, pesticides, mechanical devices and electro-mechanical devices. Matt has represented clients in matters involving the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, domestic and global patent portfolio management, licensing, freedom to operate and infringement opinions, and patentability and validity opinions.

Matt also maintains an extensive trademark practice and has represented clients in trademark matters involving clearance opinions, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, TTAB proceedings, and the management of portfolios including registrations in the U.S. and abroad.

Matt has also served as both lead and local counsel in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation throughout the U.S. including Tennessee, North Carolina, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

While studying at the University of Tennessee College of Law, Matt served as a Student Materials Editor with the Tennessee Law Review. Matt also worked as a judicial intern at the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. During his time at Baylor University, Matt was president of the Baylor University Cycling Team.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University – 2007
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (Cum Laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law – 2011

Admissions

  • Tennessee Bar – 2011
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office – 2010

Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association