Education that spans a variety of industries and technologies
Matt Voog began practicing law in 2016 after graduating from California Western School of Law. He primarily supports the firm’s patent prosecution practice and works with clients to obtain global intellectual property rights for their inventions. Before law school, Matt studied electrical engineering and gained early exposure to many of the technologies that he now works with daily, including semiconductor, manufacturing and communications devices. He also explored the relationship between business and engineering through a second major in applied engineering sciences, which aids in aligning his clients’ business objectives with a long-term IP strategy.
Outside of the classroom, Matt was an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society of Applied Engineering Sciences (SAES), and the Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA). Combined, these organizations provided him with valuable insight into some of the practical implications of technology and law. Today, Matt puts his background to good use by helping inventors develop a broad perspective of their inventions and the impact they make on the world.
Eye on the bigger picture without compromising the details
When working with clients on drafting patent applications, Matt always asks the question: What problem does this invention solve? By challenging inventors to think beyond the technical intricacies of their product or technology, he is able to secure the broadest patent protection possible. By the same token, Matt also recognizes that the uniqueness of an invention lies in the details and utilizes both a high- and low-level approach in his work. This perspective, along with Matt’s in-depth knowledge of the engineering field, ensures that clients get a maximum return on their investments.
In addition to patent prosecution, Matt has experience assisting with trademark matters and intellectual property litigation. His interests include outdoor activities such as skiing/snowboarding, hiking, golfing, and going to the beach. He is also a big fan of Michigan State University sports.
- Communications Technologies
- Complex Software + IT
- Consumer Products
- Electronics + Semiconductor Technologies
- Financial Technology + Business Methods
- Patent Preparation + Prosecution
- J.D., California Western School of Law, 2016
- B.S., Electrical Engineering & Applied Engineering Sciences, Michigan State University, 2012
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- State Bar of California
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section