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Matt serves clients of all sizes, from individual inventors to international conglomerates, and has advised regarding data, AI, software, electrical, mechanical, semiconductor, cryptography, security, and electromagnetic technologies in industries as diverse as computer security, automotive, digital advertising, banking, wireless communications, telematics, music distribution, blockchain, and retail. He brings his educational and Department of Defense work background in intellectual property, computer engineering, cryptography, and security to bear on clients’ management of data systems and policies, vendor agreements, pursuit of patent rights, development of trademark rights, engagement in technology transactions, and licensing of a vast array of IP and technology.

Matt is currently the chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of IEEE-USA and serves weekly as a lay counselor/coach at the Grace Care Center in Noblesville, Indiana. He is admitted to practice as a patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Other Info About Matt


Law School

The University of Chicago Law School, J.D.,1995, cum laude

Undergraduate School

Purdue University, B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, 1991, highest distinction

Bar Memberships

Matt is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Local & National Recognition

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals), 2023
– Top Attorney in Indiana – Silver Band

The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law 2014-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2021

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2009

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA) IP Committee Chair, 2023–present

IEEE Working Group P1817 (Consumer-Ownable Digital Personal Property)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2006-present

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2006-present

International Trademark Association (INTA)

The Trademark Reporter, Editorial Board Member, 2014-2017

Indiana State Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association


Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

GCC Foundation/Grace Care Center, Noblesville, Indiana, Personal Shopper and Co-op Advisor, 2017- present

Grace Church, Noblesville, Indiana, Grace Kids, Shepherd, 2013-2022

Westfield High School, Westfield, Indiana, Westfield Band Boosters, 2013-2017

Grace Church, Noblesville, Indiana, Out Loud Youth Worship Ministry, Team Leader, 2013-2015

Church at the Crossing’s God Made Me Ministry, Co-Division Leader, 2002-2011

Oak Trace Elementary School, Small Group Leader and BizTown Mentor, 2005-2009

Westfield Youth Soccer Association, Coach, 2006, 2012

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