Matt Johnson is one of the Firm’s primary contacts on practice before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), where patentability of issued patents can be challenged. Currently co-chairing the Firm’s PTAB subpractice and involved in proceedings at the Board, including trials for inter partes review (IPR) and Covered Business Method review (CBM), since the first day of their availability in September 2012, Matt regularly represents clients as both petitioners and patent owners at the Board. He further works as an advocate for clients in appeals from Board proceedings at the Federal Circuit. Matt is the administrator of Jones Day’s PTAB Litigation Blog (PTABLitigationBlog.com).
Matt is a registered patent attorney and has been representing inventors before the USPTO since 2006. Utilizing his background as an electrical engineer and experience as a database programmer, Matt has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications directed toward software and hardware innovations, with significant emphasis on autonomous vehicles and robotics, statistics, small-scale device fabrication, data signal communication, RFID, and medical devices. Matt also provides services in other intellectual property-related areas including IP due diligence, licensing negotiation and review, and patent portfolio review and strategy development. Matt regularly speaks on the intersection of law and technology, particularly AI and robotics, including teaching IP-related classes at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute.
Matt currently serves on the boards of Life Transitions Plus and Transitional Services, helping people with mental disabilities discover and achieve their hopes and dreams for a meaningful life in the community.
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