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Matthew S. Dicke

Matthew S. Dicke is experienced in all facets of patent prosecution, freedom to operate and opinion work, and due diligence, as well as patent litigation and licensing. Matthew serves a global client base, serving as a strategic advisor and global patent portfolio manager for clients throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East,  Asia, and Australia.

Matthew has patent litigation, domestic and foreign prosecution and opinion experience involving a variety of technologies including software, artificial intelligence and machine learning, gaming devices, renal devices, medical diagnostic and monitoring systems, surgical devices, infusion pumps, hospital and EMR software and networks, renal treatment software, air treatment devices, automotive diagnostic systems, liquid crystal display technology, pharmacy workstations, signal processing, physiological sensors, consumer electronics, power systems, electrical hardware, robotics, cooking devices, wind turbines, membranes, advanced materials, beverage machines, mattress technology, household appliances, industrial painting systems, oil and gas related technology, toys, footwear, sportswear, fashion accessories and sporting goods, design patents, business methods and a variety of other mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical devices. Matthew's prosecution experience includes handling of appeals, U.S. ex parte reexaminations, inter partes review proceedings and assisting foreign counsel with European oppositions.

Matthew has successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, Matthew has participated in successful proceedings before the European Opposition Division and works closely with colleagues in our EPO, and Australian practices implementing a global IP strategy for our clients.

Matthew's diverse prior experience enables him to strategically counsel clients of all sizes through all aspects of their patent portfolios from concept inception and filing, through patentability and landscape research, all the way to licensing or litigation.

Prior to attending law school, Matthew worked for Caterpillar, Inc. where he gained experience related to truck, machine and marine engines, gas power modules and fuel cell power modules. Matthew gained extensive patent prosecution experience at another Chicago-based firm prior to joining the firm in 2005.

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • MIT Enterprise Forum, Chicago
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Certified Legal Project Manager (LawVision)

Matthew was featured in Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Annual Report which was published in the November 2008 issue of Communication Arts Design Annual 49.

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