Matt counsels and represents clients in many industries and in a wide variety of legal fields, with a focus on intellectual property matters. Matt has litigated cases in almost every legal area, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret, false advertising, defamation, breach of contract, and criminal. He has represented clients before federal and state courts and courts of appeal, before administrative agencies and several times before the Ohio Supreme Court.
In addition to litigation, Matt – a licensed patent attorney – assists clients in applying for and obtaining U.S. and foreign patents, trademarks and copyrights. Matt also provides transactional counsel to clients, such as drafting and negotiating license agreements and drafting terms and conditions for websites. Matt regularly gives strategic advice and analysis to clients with regard to the creation, management and enforcement of their intellectual property assets.
Prior to attending law school, Matt worked for several years as a mechanical engineer at a large integrated steel mill. He also has industrial experience at a General Electric turbine plant and at NASA. Matt's real world engineering and manufacturing experiences enable him to better understand his clients' businesses and to further and protect their interests.