Matthew Stanford is an associate in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, where he focuses his practice on patent prosecution, patent litigation and IP counseling.

    Matt has extensive patent prosecution experience and is well versed in intellectual property issues involving business methods, software and computer-based technologies. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, computer science, electronics, manufacturing, medical devices, semiconductors, software (including e-commerce, driving assistance, navigation and gaming) and telecommunications. He brings this extensive patent experience to each matter and counsels clients on their patent portfolio by taking the time to learn each client’s business.

    Matt’s practice also includes litigating patents in federal court and representing clients in America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as in traditional reexamination and reissue proceedings. Matt regularly prepares patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions in preparation for product release and potential litigation.

    Matt is also experienced in advising clients on copyright and trademark enforcement and defense, including infringement negotiations and addressing counterfeit and infringing products from third-party sellers.

    Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a patent attorney at a boutique intellectual property law firm in Northern Virginia and served as a patent extern at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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    Education

    • University of New Hampshire Law School, J.D., 2014
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2011

    Admissions

    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015
    • Virginia, 2014
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