Areas of Practice
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2001
  • University of Evansville, B.S., Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1998
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Patent and Trademark Office

Matthew N. Bathon

Of Counsel
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8090
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

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Matthew N. Bathon is of counsel in Steptoe's Washington office, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.  His practice focuses on litigating Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and IP disputes in district courts.

Mr. Bathon 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.  

Mr. Bathon 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.

Representative Matters

  • 337-TA-1003 Certain Composite Aerogel Insulation Materials
  • 337-TA-1002 Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products
  • 337-TA-907 Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras
  • 337-TA-899 Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras
  • 337-TA-884 Consumer Electronics with Display and Processing Capabilities Thereof
  • 337-TA-860 Optoelectronic Devices for Fiber Optic Communications, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same
  • 337-TA-832 Ink Application Devices and Components Thereof and Methods of Using the Same
  • 337-TA-831 Electronic Devices For Capturing And Transmitting Images, and Components Thereof
  • 337-TA-824 Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same
  • 337-TA-789 Digital Televisions and Components Thereof
  • 337-TA-770 Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers and Components Thereof
  • 337-TA-762 Strollers and Playards
  • 337-TA-743 Video Game Systems and Controllers


  • Recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer: Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – International Trade Commission in The Legal 500 US, 2017
  • The Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – International Trade Commission, 2016-2017

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Professional Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association's US International Trade Commission Committee