Matthew Todd has 20+ years’ experience assisting clients with the preparation and prosecution of patents, principally in the chemical and mechanical arts. Matt’s experience includes patent preparation for bleach-based and other cleaning compositions, starch-polymer blends, medical and dental technologies, silicon and other carbide materials, catalysts, biodegradation and air pollution control systems, modular furniture systems, and other mechanical devices. He counsels on transactional work, including opinions regarding patentability, validity, freedom to operate, and infringement. Prior to becoming an attorney, he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
In addition to helping to develop the intellectual property portfolio of large companies, Matt has particularly appreciated the opportunity to work and counsel with small and medium sized companies to thoughtfully allocate limited resources to protect their competitive advantage through development of an intellectual property portfolio tailored to their needs.
Specific client experience:
- Assisting a Fortune 500 company in maintaining and expanding their worldwide patent portfolio
- Assisting local intermountain startup with developing and executing an IP strategy to protect its competitive advantage
- Assisting various foreign entities in evaluating clearance/freedom to operate within the US as to key products