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Matthew S. Whitehead

Matt is an associate in our Seattle office. His practice includes several areas of intellectual property law, including patent drafting, due diligence, infringement analysis, trademark registration, and licensing. Matt has assisted clients with a diverse range of technologies, such as:

Medical technology: including cancer therapies, orthotic boots and slings, and advanced medical devices for surgery and imaging

Robotic technology: encompassing waste sorting and parcel processing robots, wearable exoskeleton devices, and cutting-edge micro-surgery robots

Space technology: featuring biowaste recycling systems, launch vehicle landing systems, and innovative propulsion systems

Food processing technology: including in automated systems for sorting food items and deboning animal products

Artificial flooring technology: encompassing state-of-the-art products and manufacturing methods for laminate flooring

Prior to joining the firm, Matt worked for Kinex Medical Company as a product engineer and a director of manufacturing operations. In these roles, he played a crucial part in designing and supervising the production of a tablet-powered knee Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) device. Matt also gained valuable legal experience as a law clerk for the Utah professionals General’s Office in the Tax and Antitrust Division, where he contributed to antitrust regulation efforts in Utah.

Matt earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law. While there, he served on the executive board of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and was a Note and Comment Editor for the Utah Law Review. Matt also holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, with an emphasis in robotics and controls, from the University of Utah.

University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., Recipient of the IP Certificate, Competitor in the 2021 Giles S. Rich IP Moot Court Competition, Semi-finalist in the 2021 USPTO Patent Drafting Competition, Secretary of the Student IP Law Association, Note and Comment Editor for the Utah Law Review
University of Utah, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
State Bar of Washington
Consumer Products & Services

Food & Beverage

Sporting Goods & Recreation

Media, Advertising & Entertainment

Amusement Parks

Medical Devices & Procedures

Aesthetics & Implants

Catheters & Probes

Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures



Prosthetics & Orthotics


Sports Medicine

Wound Care

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Air conditioning / Heating systems

Engines & Engine Components

Personal Motorized Recreation Vehicles (ATVs, Snow Vehicles, Personal Watercraft)

Brand Portfolio Management
Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
Trademark & Brand Protection
Trademark Enforcement
U.S. Patent Prosecution

CALI Award

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