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Matthew Mcwilliams

Matthew Mcwilliams

Attorney at Law

Pompano Beach
Florida
Licensed in
FL, PA, Patent Bar
Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey - School of Law - Camden
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About
Experienced registered patent attorney licensed in both Florida (2014) and Pennsylvania (2005). Over 17 years of experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts providing a full range of intellectual property and patent services as both in-house and outside counsel.

Skills include patent preparation and prosecution, patentability and invalidity patent searches, patent landscaping, freedom to operate analysis, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, portfolio management, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements, paper and electronic discovery (eDiscovery), pre-litigation and litigation support and licensing.
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Clear Communication
Response Time
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out of 1 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"SteiroNova LLC is a start-up company organized by two MIT EMBAs, Maria Kalampaliki and Amol Matharu, with the support of the MIT ecosystem, which includes MIT Chemical Engineering faculty, the MIT Venture Mentoring Services, various MIT Entrepreneurship initiatives (Sandbox and MIT Trust Center), and the MIT-EMBA program professors and staff. Matt has acted as an adviser to the company on all patent matters. He counseled the company on the patenting process for both the U.S. and PCT and guided the drafting and filing of our first provisional patent application. Matt continues to act as an adviser to the company, providing detailed patent landscaping and competitive intelligence in a timely manner. Matt has also performed due diligence in support of potential in-licensing of patents. We have found Matt to be knowledgeable and responsive on a number of patent related matters and consider him to be an invaluable asset in representing and protecting the interests of the company. We look forward to continuing to work with him. Maria Kalampaliki, M.Sc., FCA, CPA Amol Matharu, Ph.D. Co-founder, CFO and SVP Strategy Co-founder, CEO and CSO"

Patent Counseling for a small start up company
Posted on Nov 28, 2018

Work History

SteiroNova

Consultant

Sep 2018 - Present

Act as patent counsel to a small start-up company providing a full range of patent services. Assist with the drafting and filing of patent applications to cover the company’s inventions. Perform patent landscaping and competitive intelligence in the areas of pharmaceuticals and equipment. Perform due diligence on patents and patent applications for potential in-licensing opportunities.

Sep 2018 - Present

Allergan plc

Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

Jul 2007 - Sep 2016

Serving as in-house Patent Counsel with Allergan plc. Nine years of experience supporting the U.S. and Indian R&D teams for all IP aspects of product development. Interfaced regularly and provided counseling to internal clients across various functional groups. Reviewed and drafted non-disclosure and vendor service agreements.

Jul 2007 - Sep 2016

Drinker Biddle

Associate

Jul 2005 - Jul 2007

Responsible for patent prosecution in chemical and polymer science arts. Extensive experience in appeals before the BPAI. Some experience in Interference and ex parte Reexamination practice. Extensive experience is invalidity and non-infringment opinion drafting. Extensive client counseling and portfolio management experience. Also prepared and reviewed IP aspects of agreements and licenses.

Jul 2005 - Jul 2007

Buchanan Ingersoll

Patent Agent

Jan 2002 - Jul 2005

Patent Agent in Intellectual Property group. Prepared and prosecuted patents in chemical, polymer science, petrochemical and mechanical art areas.

Jan 2002 - Jul 2005

Pepper Hamilton

Patent Agent

Oct 2000 - Jan 2002

Patent Agent in Intellectual Property group. Prepared and prosecuted patents in chemical, polymer science, petrochemical and mechanical art areas.

Oct 2000 - Jan 2002

Johnson Matthey

Various Positions

Apr 1993 - Sep 2000

Held various positions with a manufacturer of generic active pharmaceutical ingredients. Extensive experience with cGMPs.

Apr 1993 - Sep 2000

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