Matthew advises clients on patent matters with a deep understanding of the value of patents, combining his business, technical and legal acumen. As former director of intellectual property (IP) and IP analyst at several technology companies, he has broad experience in all phases of a patent’s life cycle, from working with inventors to making strategic decisions on patent filing to monetizing patent assets. These experiences allow him to better understand clients’ needs and value their successes as his top priority.
Matthew is a member of the Intellectual Property Group at Fox Rothschild. His practice concentrates on patent drafting and prosecution, patentability and freedom-to-operate studies, due diligence and IP licensing. His academic training in electrical and computer engineering, coupled with prior industry experience as a scientist and engineer, affords him in-depth understanding of a wide range of complex technologies behind his clients’ innovations. He also has hands-on experience in pattern recognition, imaging, document and video processing, digital signal processing, medical devices, natural language processing, home networking etc., with applications in consumer electronics and telecommunication.
A seasoned research scientist with a passion for engineering and innovation, Matthew is a major contributor to the engineering community’s understanding of IP protection. He is an author of several books, including, Fundamentals of Patenting and Licensing for Scientists and Engineers, World Scientific, 2008 and 2015, which is used as a textbook for patent and innovation courses at several universities and institutions worldwide, and a handbook on Best Practices in Intellectual Property Management (in Chinese) with Enterprise Management Publishing, 2011. He has also published two online tutorials on patent protection for engineers with the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) eLearning Library.
Before Fox Rothschild
Matthew brings 25 years of experience in technology development, patent drafting and prosecution, intellectual property management and technology licensing. He worked as a U.S. patent agent and managed patent prosecution, acquisition and licensing for several clients, including Fortune 500 companies. He also advised the executive management team of an IP boutique firm on its business strategy to enter the Chinese market.
Matthew was a speaker on IP protection and management at several venues including the University of California Berkeley College of Engineering, IEEE Consultant Network, Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California and Stanford Association of Chinese Students and Scholars. He has also taught a Berkeley Global Technology Entrepreneurship course titled “Innovation and Patent Strategy” at Tsinghua University from 2011 to 2013.
Prior to his transition into intellectual property, Matthew spent 15 years in corporate research, mostly with Panasonic R&D Company in the United States as a senior scientist. He holds 14 U.S.-granted patents and is an author of 30 refereed conference and journal papers. He has also published two technical books, Personalization Techniques and Recommender Systems, World Scientific, 2008 and Mobile Multimedia Processing: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications, Springer, 2010.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Matthew is a senior member of IEEE and has been working closely with the IEEE Educational Activities to develop educational curriculums on intellectual property for engineers. He has been serving on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence since 2005.