G. Matthew (Matt) McCloskey focuses his practice on post-grant proceedings, patent appeals and patent prosecution before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He also advises clients on managing their global patent portfolios.
Matt has extensive experience with inter partes review (IPR) proceedings and administrative appellate work, including oral arguments, before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB). He has worked on patent matters before the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission (ITC), and supports patent infringement litigation, intellectual property licensing and intellectual property due diligence for corporate mergers and acquisitions. Matt also serves as a member of the IEEE's ad hoc committee on Intellectual Property.
He also writes extensively on the subject of post-grant proceedings before the PTAB, with his work being published by such forums as the National Law Review and the Bureau of National Affairs’ (BNA’s) Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal. Matt has previously served as co-chair for McDermott’s annual IP Symposium.
Matt’s experience developing and protecting intellectual property includes work with technologies such as:
Previously, Matt worked for a US defense contractor prosecuting patent applications related to defense and military technology. He enjoys teaching aspects of patent law, and is an adjunct professor for the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where he teaches patent prosecution. Previously, he taught patent prosecution as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School. He also has experience with ex parte reexamination, reissue and accelerated examination procedures before the USPTO.
Matt’s pro bono activities include working with the Medical-Legal Partnership, representing clients in probate court and before the Social Security Administration.
Matt earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering, completing a project for cell phone microwave antenna designs based on fractal geometries. He also earned a graduate certificate in photonics and optoelectronic devices with coursework in semiconductor physics and modern optics, including fiber optic systems for telecommunications. While in law school, Matt was an editor of the RISK Law Journal.