Michigan State University College of Law
(J.D., magna cum laude) – 2010
Florida Institute of Technology
(B.S. Computer Science, cum laude) – 2007
United States Patent and Trademark Office
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Matthew Allen is an intellectual property attorney with a background in computer science. He has substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patents in a wide variety of fields, including software, networking, cloud computing, computer and network security, telecommunications, analytics, e-commerce, and automotive technology.
Prior to joining Harrity & Harrity, Matthew was in-house IP counsel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hewlett-Packard Company. While in-house, Matthew prepared and prosecuted applications for a variety of business units and technology areas. In addition, Matthew handled many other aspects of corporate IP management, such as patent portfolio evaluation and analysis, inventor outreach, intellectual property strategy development, and competitive analysis.
Prior to his work as in-house IP counsel, Matthew was an associate at Fish & Richardson P.C., specializing in patent preparation and prosecution. Matthew also worked as in-house corporate counsel for International Business Machines and as a summer associate and law clerk with Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
Author, “Practice Insights in the Wake of Blackbird Tech LLC v. ELB Electronics, Inc.” Harrity Blog (July 2017).