FORA.tv Speaker - Matt Levy

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Biography

Matt’s background makes him uniquely qualified as Patent Counsel. He 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 has been an attorney at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP); Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner, LLP; and most recently at the boutique firm Cloudigy Law, PLLC. Matt has first-hand experience in patent litigation, representing companies such as FedEx and Philips Electronics in U.S. District Courts. A number of those cases involved defending clients against patent trolls. He has also filed and prosecuted patents before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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 Application 10/745,091, which was recently allowed by the PTO. He received a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky, where he won the Presidential Fellowship twice, graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. 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, graduating summa cum laude.

Matt still works as a software developer in his spare time. He developed an app for the iPad, Federal Local Rules, that is available on the App Store.

Matt has also been a professional blues guitarist, and he still plays in local blues jams most weeks.

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Finding the Solution: Time for Reform

09.17.13 | 01:26:08 min | 0 comments