Matthew Moore is a Global Co-chair of Latham & Watkins' Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. He has extensive trial and appellate experience representing both patentees and defendants, and provides strategic business counseling on intellectual property issues. He has represented numerous Fortune 100 companies. He was also appointed liaison counsel by the court on behalf of 270 defendants in the largest Multi-District Litigation (MDL) patent case in history, and obtained summary judgment of invalidity on 46 asserted claims.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Moore was a partner in the Patent Litigation Practice at a global litigation firm. He was previously the manager of product development for software-related technologies at GE Aerospace. While working at GE, Mr. Moore also obtained his MS in Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and played professional lacrosse for the Philadelphia Wings.
Mr. Moore has been regularly recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners USA in Intellectual Property Litigation in the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, the Western District of Wisconsin and the Eastern District of Michigan, and is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Mr. Moore's recent speaking engagements include:
- "Enforcement of Patent Judgments," United States-China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference, Beijing, China, May 2012
- “Automotive Legal and Compliance Share Forum,” Detroit Auto Show, January 10, 2012
- “Automotive Legal and Compliance Share Forum,” LA Auto Show, November 17, 2011
- Joint Judicial Conference on Japan and U.S. Intellectual Property Rights, Tokyo, Japan, October 26-27, 2011
Mr. Moore's prior representations include:
- OIP Technologies, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.: Lead counsel for Amazon in a patent case related to automated pricing for goods sold online allegedly used by www.amazon.com in the Northern District of California. Obtained summary judgment of invalidity on all 62 asserted claims.
- In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation: MDL 1816. Appointed as liaison counsel on behalf of 270 defendants by the Central District of California in the largest multi-district litigation patent case in history. Served as lead counsel for General Electric (GE), General Motors (GM), Ford, GMAC, Marriott, Hilton, WellPoint, Safeway, ConEd, Costco, Whirlpool, Sierra Pacific, DTE and Morgan Stanley. Obtained summary judgment of invalidity on 46 asserted claims.*
- MHL Tek v. GM. Lead counsel for GM, Saturn, Ford, Volvo, Suzuki, Isuzu and Jaguar Land Rover, et al. in a patent suit related to tire pressure monitor systems in the Eastern District of Texas. Obtained dismissal of two asserted patents based on a bench trial before Judge Ward on ownership, and obtained summary judgment of non-infringement as to the third patent.
- Graff/Ross Holdings, LLP v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., a/k/a Freddie Mac. Lead counsel for Freddie Mac in a trilogy of patent cases filed in 2007, 2010 and 2011 related to electric bond auctions for fixed income instruments in the District Court for the District of Columbia. Obtained a judgment of invalidity of all asserted claims in all three cases, collectively 616 claims from three patents.
- Audio MPEG, Inc., et al. v. SanDisk Corp., and SanDisk Corp. v. Audio MPEG Inc., et al. Lead counsel for Audio MPEG, U.S. Philips Corporation, France Telecom, Telediffusion de France, and Institut Für Rundfunktechnik GmbH in their dueling patent litigations related to the MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) compression technology in the Eastern District of Virginia and Northern District of California, and in defense of antitrust allegations including refusal to deal and conspiracy to monopolize. Coordinated these cases with corresponding foreign litigations in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Italy. Obtained a dismissal of SanDisk's case against Audio MPEG, et al. in the Northern District of California for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and obtained favorable settlement.*
- Kimberly-Clark v. Procter & Gamble. Represented Procter & Gamble in the "diaper wars" arbitration between Huggies and Pampers in defense of a patent infringement claim against Pampers diapers. The arbitration panel found the patent at issue invalid, and the panel's opinion was upheld on appeal.*
- SmithKline Beecham v. Watson Pharmaceuticals. Represented Watson Pharmaceuticals in a defense of copyright suit filed against its labeling for its generic version of Nicorette gum in the Southern District of New York; district court refused to enjoin Watson from selling its generic version of Nicorette gum, and in an expedited appeal, the Second Circuit affirmed and dismissed for failure to state a claim.*
- Verizon California Inc. v. Ronald Katz Tech. Represented accused infringer Verizon California regarding a large patent portfolio related to interactive voice response systems in the Central District of California; obtained a summary judgment regarding 12 of the 16 representative claims and partial summary judgment on the remaining four claims; obtained a favorable settlement while a second summary judgment motion was pending.*
- Condatis LLC v. A.P. Moller-Maersk, A/S, et al. Lead counsel for Lockheed Martin in a patent infringement action related to interactive dynamic real time management systems, allegedly used by the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Littoral Combat Ship in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Obtained dismissal of all claims with no payment.
- Wacoh Co. v. Chrysler, et al. Lead counsel for Ford, Volvo, Mazda and Suzuki in this patent case related to accelerometers used in airbags, anti-lock brakes and/or stability control systems; successfully limited the case to airbags and won a motion to transfer the case from the Western District of Wisconsin to the Eastern District of Michigan; acted as coordinating counsel for nine defendants, six level one vendors and three level two vendors; obtained dismissal of all claims for no payment.*
- GTE v. Nokia and AT&T Wireless. Represented GTE in a patent suit filed against Nokia and AT&T Wireless related to the over-the-air programming of CDMA and TDMA cellular phones in the Western District of Washington and obtained a favorable settlement.*
- Nortel Networks, Inc. v. Extreme Networks, Inc. Represented Extreme Networks, Inc. in a patent suit filed by Nortel Networks involving five patents related to local area network architectures in the District of Massachusetts, and obtained a favorable settlement.*
- PHT v. Inviviodata. Represented Invivodata in a case related to hand held units used for clinical trials in the District of Delaware, and obtained a favorable settlement based on the Court’s adoption of our claim construction position.*
*These matters were handled prior to Mr. Moore joining Latham & Watkins.