Matthew B. Lowrie is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is experienced in computer architecture, algorithms, networking, software, analog and digital circuits, semiconductor design, telecommunications, consumer products, and medical devices. He formerly served as chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.
Mr. Lowrie has a national intellectual property litigation practice, and has been chosen as lead trial counsel in over one hundred patent cases, filed in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and before the International Trade Commission and the Court of Federal Claims.
In addition to his experience as a litigator and counselor, Mr. Lowrie draws on his experience as a law clerk in the United States District Court of Massachusetts (for the Honorable Robert E. Keeton), as a corporate attorney experienced in licensing as well as corporate transactions, and as someone with a deep technical background, having published and presented his research in books, journals and at international conferences.
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Lowrie was a founding member of Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP, where his practice focused on patent litigation, counseling, the patent acquisition process, licensing and corporate transactions. He also draws on his experience as a shareholder, and as the first chairperson of the Litigation Practice Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks – a position he held for more than four years.
Mr. Lowrie earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude). He attended the University of Illinois, where he completed the course work for a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and received an M.S. in electrical engineering, and a B.S. in computer engineering (highest honors). During graduate school, he studied electrical circuits, solid state design, computer circuits, computer architecture and software. He also wrote (i) a book chapter and an invited journal paper on computer software and hardware architecture for artificial intelligence, (ii) a peer-reviewed paper on Supercomputers for Artificial Intelligence, (iii) a peer-reviewed paper on Machine Learning, and (iv) a peer-reviewed journal article, and paper presented at an international conference, on fault tolerant computer architecture.
Affiliations and Community Engagement :
Mr. Lowrie is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches patent law. He also spent two years teaching software patent prosecution at the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Mr. Lowrie also contributes to his community, serving as a director of the Belmont Foundation for Education, an elected Town Meeting member, and as chair of the Belmont Board of Library Trustees.
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