Leverage IP, a global consultancy providing holistic intellectual property strategy based in Bridgewater, on Monday announced Robert Matthews Jr. has joined the consultancy as its U.S. patent-law expert. Matthews brings more than 30 years of experience in counseling clients and lawyers on all legal issues relating to U.S. patents, their enforcement, licensing and procurement.
In his new role, Matthews will work with clients on patent-law issues that may be implicated at any time during the life cycle of patent-related IP. He will work as a trusted adviser with both in-house and outside counsel on behalf of clients to help them withstand legal challenges, support them should litigation be the only course of action, and offer factual and legal analysis.
“We are delighted to welcome Bob Matthews to the team at Leverage IP,” Bob Petrelli, founder and CEO, said. “His legal expertise, his sought-after thought leadership and patent treatise authorship, and his unsurpassed reputation with federal court judges all provide strong complements to the firm’s expertise on the business side of patents, thus increasing the value we offer our clients and providing clients with a range of knowledge and experience that few can match. Having Bob on board will strengthen our proprietary and customized approach, which includes strategies for the four L’s of IP management: licensing, litigation, leverage and loss.”
“I am very excited to join Leverage IP and help clients unlock the full value of their intellectual property,” Matthews said. “The consultancy is uniquely positioned to help clients successfully manage both the business and legal aspects of the IP lifecycle. In my role as the consultancy’s patent-law expert, I will provide our clients my extensive breadth of knowledge and understanding of the intricacies and complexities of U.S. patent law and the substantive and procedural aspects of litigating patent disputes in U.S. courts and other tribunals.”
Matthews spent more than 17 years working on patent matters in large, nationally recognized law firms, including Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; Reed, Smith, Shaw, & McClay; and Patton Boggs.
Touted by judges as being “well-respected” and recognized by many as the “go-to” resource for all legal questions relating to patents, Matthews is relied upon by judges and lawyers throughout the world for his treatise when addressing complex issues of patent law.