Matthew Horton is a senior counsel and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Electronics Practice. Matthew’s practice focuses on patent law and intellectual property protections, particularly in cybersecurity platforms and processes, artificial intelligence and machine learning, mobile devices and applications, cloud computing systems, and computer hardware.
With hands-on knowledge on software code and complex mathematics, Matthew is able to engage engineers, computer scientists and cybersecurity professionals at a technical level, and brings a combination of legal and technical knowledge easily tailored to address legal issues associated with high technology innovation. Matthew regularly counsels clients on developing strategic intellectual property portfolios, helping them to identify and develop business-oriented and industry-oriented portfolio strategies.
Matthew regularly helps clients with strategic IP portfolio development and patent litigation. In patent prosecution, Matthew has successfully drafted or prosecuted a variety of high-technology patents, including patent applications directed to cybersecurity technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, high-performance computing, high-availability infrastructures, cloud computing, mobile and web applications, mobile devices, business processes and database management, computer hardware, machine learning and semiconductors.
In addition to portfolio counseling, Matthew also represents large consumer electronics companies and financial institutions in patent litigation cases, in both traditional courts and AIA post-grant trial proceedings.
Matthew has extensive information technology and cybersecurity experience, serving as a systems engineer and cybersecurity engineer at Lockheed Martin and Electronic Warfare Associates. He played key roles on various cybersecurity and network engineering teams overseeing Federal network infrastructures. As a member of both cybersecurity and network engineering teams servicing agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and the State Department, he contributed to anti-malware and anti-intrusion efforts, conducted anti-intrusion and network vulnerability assessments, and consulted on improving the cybersecurity postures for networks he supported.
Area of Focus
Strategic IP Planning
Patent Counseling and Prosecution
Inter Partes Reviews and Other Post-Grant Proceedings
Data and Software Rights, Patent Rights and Cybersecurity
Intellectual Property and Technology
Articles in the National Law Review database by Matthew Horton