FORA.tv Speaker - Matt Levy
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.
09.17.13 | 01:26:08 min
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