Matthew J. Gryzlo advises clients on domestic and international patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition and other related causes. Matthew focuses primarily in the areas of intellectual property (IP) litigation and intellectual property acquisition and portfolio management.
Matthew has served as trial counsel on intellectual property litigation matters, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret, unfair competition and false advertising actions in federal district courts, federal courts of appeals, state courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Matthew has actively participated in all aspects of the litigation and trial process. Matthew has also served as lead counsel in inter partes review matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In addition, Matthew has crafted licensing strategies and other business solutions to resolve contested matters without the need for litigation.
Matthew also focuses on invention harvesting, intellectual property acquisition, patent and trademark portfolio management, domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution, and intellectual property transactions. Matthew has prepared and prosecuted over 750 patent applications and appeals primarily in the mechanical, electrical, electromechanical and software arts.
Additionally, Matthew handles IP asset management, having extensive experience in opinion work and performing due diligence investigations and analyses, including in connection with the sale and purchase of businesses and IP assets. His practice includes preparing and reviewing licenses, technology transfer agreements, joint development agreements and confidentiality agreements.
Matthew has represented clients across a wide range of technologies and industries, including medical devices, surgical devices, orthopedic implants, commercial and medical packaging, hospital beds, patient support surfaces, wireless communication, Wi-Fi, cell phones, semiconductors, semiconductor packaging, internet, data communications, data networks, data storage, mobile device apps, ethernet switching, diesel engines, paper converting, light-emitting diodes (LED), beverage containers, automated beverage dispensing systems, commercial printing, children's toys, ride-on vehicles, wagons, scooters, non-lethal projectiles, barbecue grills, food processing equipment, speakers, microphones and window hardware.
Prior to private practice, Matthew worked as a design engineer in the packaging and material handling industries, where he designed high-speed packaging machines. Before entering the packaging industry, he worked in the cellular phone/electronics industry.