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's 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 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.
Matt was previously an associate in the Denver office of an international law firm where he predominantly worked in patent and trade secret litigation, inter partes and post-grant reviews before the USPTO, and counseled clients in IP protection, medical device portfolios held by M&A targets, and technology transaction risks. He 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 served as a captain in the USAF as a developmental engineer and program manager for the Military Satellite Communications Directorate. He has an additional two years of experience with private industry in the engineering and manufacturing of laser systems.
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, Colorado, District of Columbia, 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)