Matthew E. Leno Partner
At the onset of a matter, Matt analyzes his client’s portfolio, market position and competition in order to offer practical advice on how to efficiently develop and leverage its IP rights. He is committed to delivering value by creating litigation-ready patents and portfolio development solutions that take into consideration his client’s competition and the bigger picture of their commercial objectives.
Matt has represented clients in a variety of industries. His experience includes medical devices, dental devices, cellphone technology, semiconductors, internet, information filtering technology, data communications, data storage, tracking systems and software, lighting, air handling systems, energy recovery systems, manufacturing, chemical processing and consumer packaging.
Matt defends client rights in intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and trade secret matters, and conducts inter partes reviews before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board). He has also defended national law firms accused of patent attorney malpractice.
Prior to his private practice, Matt served as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Matt is not regularly admitted to practice law in the local courts of the District of Columbia, and pursuant to Rule 49 is working under the supervision of a member of the D.C. Bar pending his admission.
Professional and Community Involvement
Pro bono representation of families that need assistance obtaining special education services for their children