BIO  Matthew T. Byrne


United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Courts (S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., and Dist. N.J.)

State Courts of New York

State Courts of New Jersey

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Fordham University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1998

State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.E. Engineering Science, 1989

Professional Affiliations
American Intellectual Property Law Association

New York Intellectual Property Law Association
Matt Byrne's practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, opinions of counsel, design-arounds, litigation advice, and due diligence in the areas of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, and business methods.

Matt has managed the development of several very large patent portfolios (each containing 200+ applications), and has personally written and/or prosecuted well over 150 patent applications. These patent portfolios and applications contain a wide variety of technologies including: data transmission systems and protocols; analog circuitry; digital integrated circuits; video conferencing; audio signal processing; mobile phone transmission systems; WiFi systems; video display and imaging systems; encryption techniques; anti-virus and intrusion detection systems; compression techniques; television distribution systems; nanotechnology; electronic commerce and business methods; search engines; graphical user interfaces; financial instruments and structures; electronic trading systems; electronic television program guides; interactive television and wagering systems; and bio-medical devices.

He has also analyzed the infringement and validity positions of both potential plaintiffs and defendants in connection with opinions of counsel, design-arounds, and pre-litigation analyses. In performing these analyses, he has counseled clients on how to design around the patents of others, assert that patents of others are invalid, establish that they do not infringe the patents of others, and maximize the likelihood that others will be found to infringe their patents.

He also successfully represented OutlookSoft Corporation in a patent infringement suit brought by Hyperion Solutions Corporation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He, and his partner, Phil Poh, were central to developing Outlooksoft's claim- construction, non-infringement, and invalidity positions in the case. After a five day trial, the jury determined in less than two hours that there was no infringement by Outlooksoft and that the asserted claims of the Hyperion patents were invalid.

Prior Legal Experience
WilmerHale, New York, NY, Junior Partner 2003-2007
Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, NY, Associate 2001-2003
Fish & Neave, New York, NY, Patent Agent/Associate 1996-2001

Engineering Experience
Ann Taylor Inc., New York, NY, Programmer Analyst 1994-1996
Norden Systems, Melville, NY, Systems Engineer 1989-1994
Dayton T. Brown, Inc., Bohemia, NY, Electronics Technician 1988-1989
Norden Systems, Melville, NY, Engineering Assistant 1986-1988