Matthew J. Dowd

Partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Matthew J. Dowd

Matthew J. Dowd

Partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Biography

Matthew J. Dowd
ASSOCIATE

Wiley Rein LLP

202.719.7343 | mdowd@wileyrein.com


Mr. Dowd represents and counsels clients in matters involving patent, antitrust and general commercial litigation. He also represents clients in appellate matters, in particular before the Federal Circuit. He has significant experience counseling clients and business leaders on patent portfolio development and protection.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Represents clients in and assists with district court litigation, appeals and amicus briefs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Successfully briefed and argued an appeal as lead counsel before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit involving constitutional and due process rights of a military veteran employee of the U.S. Postal Service. After the case was remanded, successfully negotiated a settlement with the federal agency to return the employee to work and obtained a six-figure back pay settlement award.
Represented respondent in Section 337 investigation concerning multiple patents covering multi-function printer technology. Second chaired pre-hearing conference and participated in hearing concerning complainant's motion to disqualify counsel.
Conducted numerous depositions of fact and expert witnesses in patent litigations.
As lead counsel, briefed and argued an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of a U.S. citizen whose laptop was wrongfully detained and damaged by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Case involved a takings claim under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and a breach of an implied-in-fact bailment claim.
Counseled and represented a Roman Catholic priest who was sued by an atheist group concerning the placement of the World Trade Center Cross in the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Successfully quashed a subpoena for deposition that was improperly served and unduly burdensome.
Conducted directed examination of a primary expert witness and cross-examinations of the plaintiff's expert witnesses in a Hatch-Waxman litigation involving a billion-dollar cancer drug.
Successfully briefed a motion to an appeals court seeking an emergency stay of an injunction in a Hatch-Waxman Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation.
Drafted a Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of six former U.S. Attorneys General in a case challenging constitutionality of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Successfully briefed and argued an appeal before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) involving the restoration rights of five U.S. Postal Service employees, including one military veteran. This case is one of only three within the past 20 years in which the MSPB heard oral argument. The case was argued in the ceremonial courtroom at the National Courts Building.
As lead counsel, briefed and argued an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of a Vietnam era veteran in support of the military veteran's application for monetary benefits based on a service-connected ailment.
Retained to argue an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of a U.S. Postal Service employee who was demoted.
Briefed an expedited appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a pharmaceutical Hatch-Waxman litigation.
As lead counsel, drafted and filed brief for amicus in petition for rehearing en banc in In re Lovin, 651 F.3d 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2011).
Lead appellate counsel for a World War II veteran who is seeking benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for injuries he sustained during combat in France in 1944.
Represented a Florida-based patent owner in a patent infringement case against a national hardware retailer and a Chicago-based company that infringed the client's patents. Successfully reached settlement with the national retailer and successfully enforced intellectual property against the Chicago-based company.
Drafted response brief for appellee in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit appeal involving patent directed to folding chair devices. Case successfully settled prior to oral argument.
Counseled Washington DC-based non-profit group Capital Pride on a trademark matter concerning annual talent competition.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Over nine years of experience as a registered patent agent.

AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association (ABA).
Social Chair, Litigation Section, Trial Practice Committee.
Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA).
Co-Chair, Pro Bono Committee.
New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

HONORS & AWARDS

Received 2011 Burton Legal Writing Award.
Numerous writing awards for intellectual property and veterans law, including the Honorable William C. Conner Intellectual Property Writing Competition, the Finnegan Prize and the Paralyzed Veterans of America Writing Competition.
Received the Pro Bono Committee Individual Leadership and Committee Leadership Awards from the Federal Circuit Bar Association (2011 and 2012).

PUBLICATIONS
CURRENT | CHOOSE YEAR | VIEW ALL

The Federal Circuit Rules That a Party Can Bring a Walker Process Antitrust Claim Even in the Absence of a Patent Dispute
James H. Wallace, Jr. and Matthew J. Dowd
November 20, 2012 | Intellectual Property Alert


Practice Areas

Litigation

Appellate

Intellectual Property

Education

J.D., with high honors, The George Washington University Law School; Order of the Coif
B.S., The College of William & Mary

Clerkships
Law Clerk for the Honorable Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2008-2009)
Bar & Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Federal Circuits
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Education
J.D. with High Honors, Order of the Coif

Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

B.S.

The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W&M) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Privately founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University.

Memberships
Member, Litigation Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, or NYIPLA as it is known, is a bar association principally composed of lawyers interested in patent, trademark and copyright law who live or work in the jurisdictions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, namely New York, Connecticut and Vermont, and the District of New Jersey. Established in 1922, NYIPLA members are in private, corporate and government practice. They reflect a full spectrum of specialized and general law firms of all sizes, as well as many fields of industry. Members of the Judiciary are ex officio Honorary Members. The Association promotes the development and administration of intellectual property and related laws. It provides its membership with an opportunity to make their views known and to advance the knowledge of legal professionals, the judiciary, government and the public.

Career History
Partner
2015 - ?

Andrews Kurth LLP is a Houston, Texas based international law firm founded by Frank Andrews and U.S. Congressman Thomas Henry Ball in 1902 and later joined by Melvin Kurth in 1913. The firm currently has over 400 attorneys in its offices in major energy, financial, and political centers worldwide, including London, Beijing, Dubai, Dallas, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Houston. The firm is currently led by Bob Jewell as Managing Partner and Thomas Perich as Chairman.

Partner
Prior - 2015

Wiley Rein LLP provides legal services. It specializes in more than 20 practice areas such as advertising, anti-trust, copyright, insurance, white collar defense, franchise and government contracts. The firm serves domestic and international clients. The company was founded by Richard E. Wiley in 1983 and is located in McLean, VA.

Clerk
2008 - 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is a United States court of appeals headquartered in Washington, D.C.. The court was created by Congress with passage of the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, which merged the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the appellate division of the United States Court of Claims, making the judges of the former courts into circuit judges.

Boards & Committees
Member, Pro Bono Committee
Current

Wiley Rein LLP provides legal services. It specializes in more than 20 practice areas such as advertising, anti-trust, copyright, insurance, white collar defense, franchise and government contracts. The firm serves domestic and international clients. The company was founded by Richard E. Wiley in 1983 and is located in McLean, VA.

Co-Chair, Pro Bono Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

Federal Circuit Bar Association is a national organization for the bar of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Leadership of the Association comes from all areas of the country and represents all areas of the legal community of the Federal Circuit. The Association was organized to unite the different groups who practice within the legal community of the Federal Circuit. It seeks to strengthen and serve the Court through its Committees. The Association offers a forum for common concerns and dialogue between bar and court, government counsel and private practitioner, litigator, and corporate counsel. Periodically it sponsors regional seminars reviewing current practice in the Court.

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