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Overview

With a background in mechanical design and engineering, Matt assists clients with patent prosecution matters.

Matt has always been passionate about applying theoretical concepts to real-world technology. He began his career in engineering consulting in the construction industry, where he designed HVAC, fire protection and plumbing systems. However, he had long been intrigued by the patent process: as an undergraduate, a senior project had placed him with an inventor who’d obtained a patent for a new technology. Matt was fascinated by the inventor’s work, and the project sparked an interest in finding a role where he could work regularly with new inventions. A patent agent was a perfect fit.

At Husch Blackwell, Matt assists with patent prosecution for clients in the technology, manufacturing and transportation industries, drafting applications, responding to office actions and providing guidance on the patent process. He especially loves his exposure to so many new technologies, drawing on his training as a consultant to quickly absorb the details of a wide variety of projects.

Matt has a reputation for responsiveness, for being unafraid to dig deeply into details, and for communicating and relating well to clients. However, he’s perhaps most known for his focus on client needs: Matt has a solid understanding of how client needs and goals can differ, and his priority is always to ensure that his advice and his assistance align with client aims.

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Education

  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • with honors

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Experience
  • Drafts patent applications and responds to office actions.
  • As mechanical engineer, prepared written specifications, constructions plans and contract documents for public bidding for HVAC, fire protection and plumbing systems.
  • As mechanical engineer and consultant, managed client relations and acted as the main point of contact for multiple concurrent projects with clients of varying technical background.
Outside the Office

Matt loves the outdoors and enjoys visiting national parks.

His favorite so far has been the Grand Canyon, and his next trip will take him to Glacier in Montana.

When he’s at home, Matt enjoys working out and improving his golf game.

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