Matt is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and co-chairs the firm’s cyber security practice. He counsels clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters, including, IP portfolio management, freedom-to-operate opinions, cybersecurity, litigation, agreement drafting and negotiations, and due diligence projects.
Matt has extensive experience with patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation disputes. His representative patent litigation cases have involved technologies from a variety of fields, including automotive telematics, display systems, data processing systems, computer software, monitoring systems, textile chemical treatments, automotive glass, encryption technology, online and mobile financial service apps and computer systems, and health and wellness consumer products.
Matt has worked to help develop Brook Kushman’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy group. His experience includes assessing a client’s current cybersecurity and data privacy protocols and developing a comprehensive incident response plan to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
In addition to his deep experience with IP enforcement, litigation and portfolio management matters, he has an active practice counseling clients on patent freedom-to-operate projects and the negotiation and preparation of different types of agreements, including license agreements, joint venture agreements, and development and supply agreements.
Matt received a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a degree in chemical engineering. He also holds an MBA from Wayne State University.
In his spare time, Matt has coached his three children in Destination Imagination and Grosse Pointe Park Little League Baseball for several years. He describes coaching as being a very rewarding and fun experience. Matt also enjoy boating on Lake St. Clair during the summer months with his wife and children. They have even boated to Cedar Pointe on several occasions!
Organizations and Affiliations
State Bar of Michigan
Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2017-2020
“Rising Star,” Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2008-2009, 2011 – 2015
Featured, “Ten Attorneys Honored as Rising Stars,” 2013 Rising Stars List, September 2013
Featured, “Two Up-and-Coming Lawyers Named Rising Stars,” 2009 Rising Stars List, October 2009
Panelist, “The Opportunities and the Challenges for Data,” Auto IP Event, Intellectual Asset Management and Brooks Kushman P.C., September 2020
Co-Presenter, “Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Year in Review: Major Breaches, Changes in the Law, and Upcoming Trends,” BK Hosted Webinar, February 2020
Co-Presenter, “Navigating License and Joint Development Agreements; Avoiding Litigation,” BK Webinar, September 2019
Co-Presenter, “Legal Trends in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy for Business,” Automation Alley Tech Takeover, April 2019
J.D., Wayne State University
M.S., Business Administration, Wayne State University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, cum laude
Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society