Matthew Latimer

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Preparation and Prosecution of U.S. and Foreign Patent Applications • Client Counseling and IP Portfolio Management • Pre-Litigation Infringement and Validity Opinions • Biotechnology • Biochemistry • Pharmaceuticals • Chemical • Medical Devices

Matthew Latimer, PhD, JD, is a registered patent attorney focusing his practice on patent application preparation and prosecution; client counseling; opinions on infringement, validity, and patentability; licensing; and trademark procurement.  A significant portion of Dr. Latimer's practice relates to the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, medical devices and laboratory equipment, and Internet technologies.  Dr. Latimer's scientific background includes a Ph.D. dissertation in prokaryotic gene expression and protein biochemistry at Virginia Tech and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, where he studied human immune system regulation.

Dr. Latimer has been a practicing attorney for over nine years, and a registered U.S. patent agent for over three years prior to becoming an attorney.  Before beginning his career in private patent law, Dr. Latimer was a patent examiner in the biotechnology group at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications directed to gene expression technology.  After leaving the USPTO, Dr. Latimer worked as a law clerk, patent agent, and associate at IP law firms in the D.C. area before starting his own firm in 2004.

Of Counsel, Symbus Law Group, 2012 - present.

Bar Memberships: Virginia; Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Education: J.D., George Mason University School of Law; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Biochemistry and Anaerobic Microbiology; B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,(Virginia Tech), Biology.