Matthew is an Associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. He focuses on obtaining patent protection for mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies.
Matthew is particularly knowledgeable with regard to innovations in the agriculture sector. He is co-founder of a start-up company based around his patent-pending sorting machine that removes debris from pine straw. Matthew also spent nearly a decade as a livestock farm manager and consultant, and during this time he designed and modified various infrastructure elements, implements, and equipment. His undergraduate studies focused on agricultural and environmental engineering, including a minor in soil science.
While pursuing his J.D., Matthew served as a Patent Law Extern at software development firm SAS Institute, where he focused on invention mining and patentability analysis. He also worked as a Teaching Scholar at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. Before attending law school, Matthew worked as an Arc Flash intern at North Carolina State University Power Systems Engineering where he handled data collection and analysis. He was also a Legislative Intern for North Carolina Senator Thomas McInnis.