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  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 2008
  • M.D., Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2003
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims

Memberships & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Boston Patent Law Association

Matthew R. Van Eman, M.D.

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Matthew Van Eman works on a broad range of patent matters, with a focus on patent prosecution, strategic advisory work, and due diligence assessments for major acquisitions, particularly in relation to medical devices and biomedical engineering.

Dr. Van Eman has drafted and prosecuted many patents in a variety of different technology areas. He manages important large patent portfolios, assisting clients in strengthening IP positions related to existing product lines, developing new IP for pipe-line products, and strengthening the overall value of client patent estates. He works with large, multi-national and mid-sized corporations with developed IP positions, as well as with smaller companies or those seeking to develop their IP portfolios or manage IP-related risks.

Dr. Van Eman has handled dozens of patent clearance and due diligence matters in preparation for product launches and major product acquisitions or deals. In addition, Dr. Van Eman has experience with complex prosecution matters including inter partes reexaminations, inter partes review, and appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Dr. Van Eman also has experience in numerous facets of district court litigation. He has had extensive involvement in early case assessment in preparation for plaintiffs’ filings, as well as assessment of defense strategies for assertion of non-infringement and invalidity positions. He has been involved in complex claim construction analysis and briefing, and he has managed or assisted in numerous aspects of fact discovery, resolution of discovery disputes, product testing, and expert witness preparation. Although Dr. Van Eman’s practice currently focuses on prosecution and counseling, his litigation experience provides a valuable perspective when approaching patent prosecution, opinion, and due diligence matters.


December 2001
“Elevated Serum Bone Sialoprotein and Osteopontin in Colon, Breast, Prostate, and Lung Cancer,” Clinical Cancer Research
Studied protein biochemistry of the bone extracellular matrix and contributed to the development of serum assays for several bone ECM proteins as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Worked as a Roessler Research Fellow at the Ohio State University College of Medicine's Orthopedic Biomaterials Laboratory where he focused on the development of a low-modulus bone cement for arthroplasty