Matt’s practice focuses on the preparation of patent applications, as well as clearance, patentability, and validity opinions in various technologies. Prior to preparing patent applications Matt worked as patent litigator, handling all phases of patent infringement suits, from preparing briefs and legal memoranda to conducting legal research and handling discovery matters.
After spending years litigating patent claims in court, Matt now has a unique viewpoint on how to draft claims to most effectively help clients protect innovation. Matt has drafted applications in and/or litigated patent lawsuits involving the following technologies: floor care products, power tools, exercise products, smart-phone apps, manufacturing processes, and furniture products.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Matt worked for the Iowa City Attorney’s Office and Iowa City Human Rights Commission. Matt also has experience with administrative appeals, mediation, and arbitration proceedings.