Matthew Kitces

Matthew T. Kitces

Matt drafts and prosecutes many classes of patent applications and counsels clients on how to build and leverage strong, value-rich patent portfolios. He draws on his significant experience working with clients across a wide variety of technologies to quickly understand complex issues and communicate these sophisticated concepts in unique and effective ways. Matt also takes a personal interest in ensuring his clients maximize the benefit and reach of their innovations.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on patent prosecution. I draft and prosecute patent applications for clients from a wide range of technologies, including:

  • Electrical
  • Computing systems, internet-of-things devices and networking environments
  • Software and wireless
  • Big data analytics, machine learning and grid-computing
  • Medical devices and biomedical
  • Industrial manufacturing equipment, processes and systems
  • Metallurgical compositions and processing equipment
  • Musical instruments and software

In addition, I work closely with inventors and engineers to translate complex innovations into comprehensive and easy-to-digest descriptions. This approach helps ensure a more streamlined patent application filing process so that my clients can maximize the business value of their patent portfolios.

What do you see on the horizon?

As companies continue to seek protection of new technologies and as patent laws evolve, I believe there will be a need for new strategies and techniques to more effectively capture and protect clients’ innovations. In the future, I believe companies will also place more emphasis on finding creative ways to secure intellectual property rights.

Gut Check: Microbiome Patent Update

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | May 01, 2020

Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald in Boston and associate Matt Kitces in Washington, D.C. contributed this article examining the post-grant review challenge of a U.S. patent related microbiomes and the treatment of cancer. The result could provide an indication of how microbiome-related patents will fare when challenged for validity. Click here for the full article.


Matthew T. Kitces

Department Attorney

Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8026

Mobile: 202-531-3348

Fax: 833-511-1713

Washington University School of Law, J.D.

Washington University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering

District of Columbia


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
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