Matthew Bathon focuses his practice on litigating Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and IP disputes in district courts. He has handled matters across a variety of technologies, including, LED, semiconductor lasers and laser drivers, digital televisions, video game systems, computer architecture, computer graphics, communications protocols, telecommunications technology, software design, and digital video compression. Matthew also assists clients in resolving disputes with US Customs and Border Protection.
Matthew served as a senior investigative attorney in the ITC's Office of Unfair Import Investigations, where he represented the federal government in investigations regarding electrical, computer, and mechanical patents in various technologies. He has also represented clients in landlord-tenant court and worked extensively with the Archdiocesan Legal Network.
- District of Columbia
- US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- US Patent & Trademark Office
- J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2001
- B.S., University of Evansville, 1998, summa cum laude, Electrical Engineering
Areas of Practice
- Representing complainant in Certain Semiconductor Devices and Consumer Audiovisual Products Containing the Same, 337-TA-1047, an ITC investigation involving five patents directed to video and graphics processing.
- Representing aerogel manufacturer in Certain Composite Aerogel Insulation Materials and Methods for Manufacturing the Same, 337-TA-1003, an ITC investigation involving allegation of infringement of five patents directed to advanced aerogel insulation blankets.
- Defending steel manufacturer in 337-TA-1002, Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products, against allegations of antitrust activity and false designations of origin.
- "Fundamentals of Today's Trade Secret Litigation: The DTSA, Section 337 at the ITC, and More," American Bar Association, July 18, 2017
- "Litigating IP Disputes & Managing IP Risks," University of Pennsylvania Law School's East Asia Law Review Symposium, February 6, 2015
News & Publications
June 5, 2019
May 30, 2018
June 2, 2017
June 15, 2016
May 13, 2016
- Legal 500 US, Next Generation Lawyer: Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, International Trade Commission (2017-2019)
- Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, International Trade Commission (2016-2017, 2019)
- Intellectual Property Owners Association, US International Trade Commission Committee
- International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association