Matthew Howell is a senior associate in the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Group and focuses his practice on all areas of intellectual property litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on patent litigation. Mr. Howell has represented clients in federal and state courts across the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission and the Federal Circuit. He has significant and successful experience with regard to both enforcing his clients’ intellectual property rights, as well as defending his clients from the rights of others. Matthew is a member of the Georgia Bar and is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
In 2003, Mr. Howell received his B.A. in physics from Washington University in St. Louis, and in 2007, he received his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law. While at Duke, Matthew competed in the National Moot Court Tournament and reached the finals of the Dean's Cup Moot Court Tournament. He was also part of a team of Duke Law students who successfully briefed and argued a habeas corpus case, Lyons v. Weisner, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
- BASF Agro B.V. v. Cipla Limited, Civil Action No. 3:07-cv-00125 (Middle District of Georgia); represents plaintiff Merial in a civil contempt proceeding involving a flea and tick product for dogs and cats.
- In the Matter of Certain Electronic Paper Towel Dispensing Devices and Components Thereof, Investigation Number 337-TA-718 in the International Trade Commission; represents the complainant Georgia-Pacific in an investigation involving a static grounding feature of paper towel dispensers.
- DownUnder Wireless, LLC v. HTC Corp., Case Action No. 2:09-cv-00206 (Eastern District of Texas); represented the defendant Nokia in a multidefendant patent infringement case concerning mobile phone antenna placement.
- Porex Corporation v. MicroPore Plastics, Inc., Civil Action No. 05-cv-11563-1 (Dekalb County Superior Court); represented the plaintiff Porex in a trade secret case concerning porous plastic manufacturing.
- Activision Publishing, Inc. v. Gibson Guitar Corporation, Civil Action No. 2:08 cv-1653 (Central District of California); represented Gibson Guitar in patent infringement claims relating to the “Guitar Hero” series of video games.
- Intervet, Inc. v. Merial Limited, Civil Action No. 5-887 (District of Delaware) represented Merial in defense of a patent infringement suit over an animal vaccine.
- Intervet, Inc. v. Merial Limited, Civil Action No. 1:06-CV-658 (United States District Court for the District of Columbia), represented Merial as a declaratory judgment defendant in a patent infringement case involving a vaccine for swine disease.
- ArrivalStar, S.A. v. United Parcel Service, Civil Action 2:07-CV-00415-JFC (Western District of Pennsylvania); represented the defendant UPS in a patent infringement case involving vehicle tracking systems and delivery notifications.
- Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. v. Time Warner Cable Inc., Civil Action 1:06-CV-00546-GMS (District of Delaware) and In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation, Civil Action 2:07-ML-01816-RGK-FFM (Central District of California); represents several defendants in multidistrict patent litigation concerning call processing systems.
"Patent Case Summaries," IP Links, Vol. 19, No. 4, May 2008.