Dr. Matthew R. 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.
Matthew 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.
Matthew has handled dozens of patent clearance and due diligence matters in preparation for product launches and major product acquisitions or deals. In addition, Matthew has experience with complex prosecution matters including inter partes reexaminations, inter partes review, and appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Matthew 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 Matthew’s practice currently focuses on prosecution and counseling, his litigation experience provides a valuable perspective when approaching patent prosecution, opinion, and due diligence matters.