Matthew Blackburn is an accomplished trial and intellectual property lawyer and relentless advocate who guides clients through important litigation before federal and state courts across the country. He has helped clients resolve litigation involving a variety of challenging areas, with an emphasis on all types of IP litigation, licensing disputes, unfair competition claims, and other complex business litigation. A registered patent attorney, Matthew also represents clients in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (e.g., Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review).
With clients ranging from global Fortune 500 corporations to privately-held businesses and startups, Matthew has asserted and defended complex patent infringement claims involving diverse products and technologies, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, life sciences technologies, electronics, software, plus many more. Clients also rely on Matthew to protect their valuable trademark, trade secret and copyright assets in unfair competition and infringement litigation throughout the U.S.
As a respected thought leader in the IP field, Matthew has been called upon to provide expert testimony in international arbitration and foreign court proceedings.
In addition, he is the go-to advisor for clients on a broad range of issues that arise throughout the lifecycle of their IP assets, including long-term strategy and portfolio growth and development, proactive game plans for resolving disputes outside the courtroom, and legal analysis of validity, infringement and Freedom to Operate (FTO) issues.
Matt is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).