Matt Carey is a U.S. Patent and Trademark (USPTO) certified patent attorney who represents clients in complex transactional matters, with a focus on supporting intellectual property (IP) licensing and technology transactions. Matt regularly structures, drafts, and negotiates complex technology transactions, including licensing, collaboration, development, manufacturing, supply, software, SaaS, nondisclosure, data protection, purchase, and service agreements. He also advises on the structure of and due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions and negotiates associated deal documents.
Matt's additional experience includes IP portfolio counseling; start-up formation; IP litigation before U.S. District Courts, the USPTO, and the American Arbitration Association; patent and trademark protection; antitrust litigation; and regulatory compliance class actions. Matt has worked with a broad range of technologies including medical devices, biomedicine, vehicle emissions, drones, semiconductor fabrication, optics, and computer hardware and software.
Matt also serves as a JAG officer in the United States Air Force (USAF) Reserves supporting the United States Space Force's acquisition center for military space systems. He also served on active duty in the USAF as a developmental engineer and program manager for the Military Satellite Communications Directorate. Matt has two additional years of experience in engineering and manufacturing laser systems with private industry.
Matt is a credited notes editor for an American Intellectual Property Law Association treatise, Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement; a published law review author; and has written client alerts on IP matters. He has also taught a CLE course on IP and guest lectured at the University of Colorado's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.
- University of Colorado (J.D. 2018; Order of the Coif); University of Michigan (B.S.E. in Engineering Physics 2008)
- California, U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Captain, United States Air Force (2010-2015 and currently serving in the Reserves)
- Extern to Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice, Colorado Supreme Court (Spring 2017)