Matthew Stanford is an associate in the firm's mechanical and computer science practice groups, where he focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent applications related to the fields of software, computer networks, business methods, automotive, aerospace, medical devices, and virtual and augmented reality technologies. Matt also assists clients with litigation matters in U.S. district courts and with validity challenges before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including ex parte and inter partes reexaminations, and inter partes review proceedings, and he has experience in drafting opinions on validity and infringement issues.
Matt is part of the firm’s mentorship program for new attorneys. As a mentor, Matt supervises new attorneys and provides hands-on training to develop their patent prosecution and client counseling skills.
In law school, Matt spent a semester as a student extern with the firm. He was also an extern at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he examined patent applications and prepared office actions in the mechanical arts.