A patent lawyer that many other patent lawyers themselves turn to when faced with complicated or case critical issues of U.S. patent law, Robert A. Matthews, Jr. provides patent-law consulting services to corporations and law firms on all aspects of U.S. patent law and patent litigation.
Bob authors the comprehensive patent law treatise "Annotated Patent Digest" (APD) and the "Patent Jury Instruction Handbook." Both works are published by Thomson-Reuters/West and available on Westlaw. With fifteen volumes and over 20,000 pages of patent-law case analysis, continuously updated, the APD covers the full spectrum of substantive and procedural issues typically encountered in litigating patent disputes. Federal Circuit judges, district court judges, and many patent litigators have relied on and cited the APD in addressing patent law issues.
Bob helps in-house and outside counsel analyze substantive and procedural questions arising in patent litigation in a cost effective and expeditious manner. His patent litigation and opinion experiences cover a wide variety of technical disciplines. Bob has assisted clients with patent-related matters before the U.S. Supreme Court (Bilski and KSR), the Federal Circuit, the ITC, the PTO, and numerous federal district courts throughout the United States.
Trial counsel find Bob's consulting services beneficial in helping them refine and support arguments in briefs, devise case strategy, and achieve cost savings for their clients on patent-related legal research. In-house counsel rely on Bob to help them understand and address the patent law as it applies to the issues they face, objectively evaluate and strengthen trial counsel's proposed court filings, achieve cost savings on patent related legal research, and to provide opinions of counsel on patent related matters.
Before pursuing his legal career, Bob spent five years working as an engineer in the aerospace and nuclear industries, and attained the status of being a Registered Professional Engineer.
Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Third, and Fourth Circuits, and several United States district courts.
Registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Virginia School of Law, JD
SUNY at Stony Brook, MSME
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BSME
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)
Intellectual Property Association (IPO) (Litigation Committee)
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Honors and Awards
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