Matthew E.Carey (Matt)


San Diego + 1.858.314.1132

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.


  • Labcorp to spin off Clinical Development businessJones Day is advising Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, in its consideration of whether to pursue a spin-off of its Clinical Development business to its shareholders through a tax-free transaction.
  • Nasco sells Whirl-Pak®Jones Day advised EagleTree Capital and its portfolio company, Nasco, in the sale of Whirl-Pak®, a leading provider of sterilized sampling and testing solutions including its line of write-on, stand-up, filter and other specialty single-use sterilized sampling bags and accessories, to Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries.
  • Plastic Omnium acquires ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems from ams OSRAM GroupJones Day is advising Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of the Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) business of ams OSRAM Group in a highly complex international carve-out transaction.
  • Procter & Gamble Company acquires TULA LifeJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its acquisition of TULA Life, Inc. from L Catterton Partners and L Catterton Europe SAS.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires The Channel CompanyJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of The Channel Company, a leading provider of business services for the IT sector, from Stone-Goff Partners.
  • Follett Corporation divests Baker & Taylor division to private investor groupJones Day advised Follett Corporation in its divestiture of its Baker & Taylor division, the world's premier distributor of physical and digital books and services to public and academic libraries, which will now operate as an independent, privately-owned entity group led by Baker & Taylor's President and CEO Aman Kochar.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires LigneticsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Lignetics, Inc., the largest consumer-focused wood pellet manufacturer in the U.S., from Taglich Private Equity and Mill Road Capital.
  • Materion acquires H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, in connection with the acquisition and financing of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • Signature Aviation purchases Vail Valley Jet Center FBOJones Day advised Signature Aviation Ltd. in the acquisition of Vail Valley Jet Center, the fixed-base operator (“FBO”) at Eagle County Regional Airport (Airport code: EGE) in Gypsum, Colorado, serving the Vail Valley.
  • Follett sells Follett School Solutions to Francisco PartnersJones Day advised Follett Corporation in the sale of Follett School Solutions to Francisco Partners.