Matthew T. Currie, Ph.D. focuses his practice on intellectual property transactions, strategy and development. He represents high-technology clients on a variety of patent-related matters, including domestic and international patent portfolio strategy and development, prosecution, due diligence, and infringement analysis. He works in areas of technology such as materials science, semiconductor devices and processing, electronic circuits, computer software and hardware, medical devices, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, metallurgy, robotics, and nanotechnology.
Matt has authored or co-authored more than 70 scientific publications in the field of semiconductor materials and device physics and was a charter member of the International Technical Program Committee for the International SiGe Technology and Device Meeting (lSTDM). He is also an inventor of more than 75 issued US patents.
Previously, he served as director of IP at a semiconductor technology startup company, managing intellectual property strategy and portfolio development. Before that, he managed the company’s device technology group, coordinating internal and external research activity.
As a graduate student at MIT, Matt studied under Prof. Eugene Fitzgerald, investigating the application of lattice-mismatched semiconductor materials to heterointegration, strained-channel transistors and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
Harvard Law School, 2009, Juris Doctor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001, Doctor of Philosophy, Electronic Materials
Rice University, 1995, Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Cum Laude
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Charter member, International Technical Program Committee for the International SiGe Technology and Device Meeting (lSTDM) (2003–2006)