Matthew C. Loppnow

Of Counsel



U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


George Mason University School of Law
JD, Intellectual Property Specialty Track

University of Wisconsin – Platteville
BS, Electrical Engineering

For over twenty years, Matthew has drafted and prosecuted over a thousand patent applications, always customizing the process based on each client’s needs and desires.

Matthew began his career as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and was then trained in patent preparation and prosecution at Oliff & Berridge, one of the top five patent boutique law firms at the time. Matthew also served as a senior patent attorney at Motorola and was involved with its patent strategies when it was one of the top 10 companies in terms of patents granted. After Motorola, Matthew entered private practice where he has represented many businesses and multinational corporations.

Matthew’s experience includes preparing and filing non-provisional, provisional, continuation, divisional, reissue, and PCT patent applications; preparing and filing Office Action responses, restriction responses, petitions, pre-appeal brief reviews, and PTAB appeal briefs; conducting examiner interviews; instructing foreign counsel; advising engineers, in-house counsel, and business units; drafting claim charts; mentoring practitioners; guiding patent committee meetings; managing outside counsel; and assisting with defensive matter analysis and negotiations.

Technical Experience

Computing and Telecommunications Fields: 4G and 5G standards-essential patents (SEPs), wireless communication systems, wireless communication devices, networks, telecommunications, global positioning systems (GPS), computer hardware, computer components, memory, user interfaces, speech detection, internet of things (IoT), software, authentication, encryption, digital rights management, machine learning, and security systems.

Audio and video fields: Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microphones, speaker systems, audio components, displays, digital cameras, and signal processing.

Electrical and optical fields: Circuits, sensors, electrical components, optics, optical fiber communication, optical components, antennas, power management, and charging systems.

Mechanical fields: User device hardware, mechanical user interfaces, RF shielding, and xerography.