The USPTO recently requested proposals for case studies that the Office might do in order to improve patent prosecution. There were over 100 proposals submitted from associations, companies, law firms, and individuals. There are definitely some proposals that the USPTO should use. I’m hoping that at the USPTO’s Patent Quality Community Symposium on Wednesday, some…
Matt Levy is Patent Counsel at the Computer and Communications Industry Association, where he handles legal, policy advocacy, and regulatory matters related to patents and is lead blogger for CCIA’s Patent Progress. He is recognized as an expert on patent litigation reform and is cited and quoted widely on the issue.
Matt joined the CCIA in 2013 from private practice, where he got first-hand experience in both patent prosecution and patent litigation, including defending clients against patent assertion entities.
Matt graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center magna cum laude with the Order of the Coif, winning the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property. He received a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky, where he won the Presidential Fellowship twice. His research at UK was in computational complexity theory and artificial intelligence. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern Maine.
Before law school, Matt was a software engineer at IBM in Lexington, KY, as part of the team that developed and maintained Lotus Sametime, IBM’s real-time messaging and conferencing product. He is co-inventor on U.S. Patent No. 8,521,830.
Matt is still a software developer in his spare time. He developed an app for the iPad, Federal Local Rules.
Matt is also a blues guitarist.
Posts by Matt Levy
A bill to make the ITC harder for patent trolls has been introduced in the House.
Today, the Court granted certiorari in the Apple v. Samsung case on the question of design patent damages. We filed an amicus brief in support of Samsung’s petition. The Federal Circuit interpreted design patent damages law in a disastrous way. Based on the shape of the outer case of Samsung’s phones, it said that Apple…
A consortium of local businesses in the town of Tyler, Texas has a website to promote the town, and I have to admit I was stunned by the shamelessness of one of the pages on the site, entitled “IP Friendly”: The page goes on to tout the advantages of filing your case in Tyler: 1.…
Last Friday, we filed a brief in the Samsung v. Apple case. The issue we addressed was the proper damages rule for infringement. The Federal Circuit held that Apple was entitled to all of Samsung’s profits for several smartphone models that were found to use some ornamental designs of Apple’s. The rule itself is ridiculous;…
In this video, I talk about some different features of various state patent troll laws. Below the video I’ve listed all the states with each feature. Related
Inter partes review shouldn’t be as controversial as it is.