Matthew Howell is a partner with Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Litigation Team and focuses his practice on all areas of intellectual property litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on patent litigation and chemical, biological and pharmaceutical arts.
Matthew has litigated patents in a wide variety of technologies, including e-commerce and software applications, computer telephony integration, cable modems and set-top boxes, footwear, logistics systems, video games, check processing systems and paper towel dispensers.
Matthew has represented clients in federal and state courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission, Federal Circuit and Patent Trial and Appeals Board. He has significant experience with both enforcing and defending his clients’ intellectual property rights.
Matthew also has a robust pro bono practice, working closely with organizations such as the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Georgia Legal Services Program, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and other pro bono clients. He currently serves on Alston & Bird’s Pro Bono Committee.
In 2003, Matthew received his B.A. in physics from Washington University in St. Louis, and in 2007, he received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. While at Duke, Matthew was part of a team of Duke Law students who successfully briefed and argued a habeas corpus case, Lyons v. Weisner, in the Fourth Circuit.
- Duke University (J.D., 2007)
- Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., 2003)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
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