G. Matthew McCloskey

Matt McCloskey is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, based in the Firm's Boston office. Matt’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and administrative patent appeals before the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), in addition to providing advice to clients for managing their patent portfolios. Matt has experience with the new Inter Partes Review (IPR) procedures arising from the America Invents Act and also has provided oral arguments before the newly created Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB). He has worked on patent matters in the International Trade Commission, and supports patent infringement litigation, intellectual property licensing, and intellectual property due diligence for corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has experience developing and protecting intellectual property in a variety of technical fields, including:

Antenna systems used in cell phone and satellite communications systems
Medical devices including MRI systems, CT imaging systems, retinal implants, ultrasonic probes, ultrasonic imaging systems and medical laser systems
Automotive technology including engine design, radar-based cruise control systems, hydraulic systems, and suspension components
Semiconductor devices including optical sensors and related amplification circuits, diode lasers, LED’s, and bipolar and field-effect transistors
Semiconductor processing equipment including mass flow controllers, capacitance manometers and atomic layer deposition systems
Optical systems including fiber-optics, medical laser systems, high-power and communications laser systems, infrared imaging systems and spectroscopy systems
Radar systems including phased array systems and ultra-wideband systems
Digital image processing systems and techniques
Wireless technology including source and channel coding according to various standards, including Bluetooth, EIA/TIA, GSM, ETSI, and IEEE standards

Matt has previous experience with the prosecution of patent applications related to defense and military technology, and legal support for contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Matt is an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where he teaches patent prosecution. Matt earned an M.S. in electrical engineering at Tufts University, completing a project for cell phone microwave antenna designs based on fractal geometries. He also earned a graduate certificate in photonics and optoelectronic devices with coursework in semiconductor physics and modern optics, including fiber optic systems for telecommunications. While attending Franklin Pierce Law Center, Matt was an editor of the RISK Law Journal.

Doing pro bono work is something Matt values, and he has done such work for the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children including work in probate court and work restoring utility services for clients. Matt is a member of the Tuft’s Lawyers Association, the IEEE, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Sports Car Club of America.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Life Sciences, 3) Patent Prosecution and 4) Post Grant Review
Law School Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D.)
Education Tufts University (M.S.E.E.); California Polytechnic State University (B.S.)
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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