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Matthew Wilmot - Intellectual Property and Trademark Attorney - Portland, OR

Matthew R. Wilmot


503-796-2439 Direct

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Professional Experience

Matthew Wilmot is the leader of the firm's Trademark, Copyright, and Transactional Intellectual Property practice group as well as the firm's Technology Industry Group.

Mr. Wilmot's practice is focused on the representation of technology-based companies and clients in other industries having intellectual property assets, including software companies and independent software and mobile app developers; SaaS companies and other providers of cloud-based services; bioscience companies, in particular, diagnostics companies; media and content distribution companies; footwear and apparel companies; providers of business intelligence data; and manufacturing and distribution companies. He also regularly advises industry standards organizations on intellectual property issues relating to the adoption, use, and distribution of technology standards.

Mr. Wilmot has represented clients in a broad range of intellectual property, technology, and other related transactions both in the United States and internationally, including patent and technology licensing; software licensing (including SaaS); trademark, copyright, and content licensing; collaborations and consortia; research and development (including university research); technology transfer; materials transfer; supply and manufacturing; distribution and resale; and the overall development, protection, commercialization, and use of intellectual property rights.

In addition to his transactional IP practice, Mr. Wilmot also has a recognized trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secret, copyright, e-commerce, domain name, and intellectual property litigation practice. In particular, Mr. Wilmot regularly assists clients with searching and clearing trademarks both domestically and internationally; prosecuting domestic and international trademark applications; developing and maintaining trademark portfolios; and providing copyright, trademark, and trade secret advice and counseling. He regularly advises clients on domain name and website issues; intellectual property due diligence; entertainment, media, and advertising law; and the enforcement of intellectual property rights both in state and federal courts, as well as before the USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Since 2009, Mr. Wilmot has regularly been named to the Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a distinction that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Professional & Community Activities

Mr. Wilmot is a member of the Intellectual Property section of both the Oregon State Bar and the State Bar of California, and is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association. He is active in the International Trademark Association ("INTA"), regularly attends the INTA annual meeting, and has hosted INTA roundtables on various trademark-oriented topics. He is also actively involved in the central Oregon business community, having served as a member of the Board of Directors for Economic Development for Central Oregon ("EDCO"). 

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

  • Speaker, Structuring Trademark Licenses: Negotiating Scope, Quality Control, Territory and Other Key Provisions, Strafford Webinar, April 14, 2015.
  • Speaker, Trademark Opposition Proceedings, Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section CLE, January 5, 2015.
  • Speaker, Copyright Issues for Homeowners' and Condominium Associations, Community Association Institute – Oregon, November 14, 2014.
  • Panelist, What Every Technology Entrepreneur Should Know About Intellectual Property, Technology Alliance of Central Oregon, October 11, 2013.
  • Speaker, Creating and Protecting Intellectual Property, The Seminar Group, 4th Wineries, Breweries, & Distilleries: Practical Issues in the Alcohol Industry CLE, July 12, 2013.
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property Issues in M&A Transactions, Schwabe "BizLearn" Speaker Series, March 2013.
  • Panelist, New Media and its Effect on Intellectual Property Law, University of Oregon School of Law 2013 Sports and Entertainment Law Conference, February 22, 2013.
  • Presenter, Trademark Law Review – 2012 Cases and Trends, Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section Annual Review – Updates and Changes from 2012, February 15, 2013.
  • Speaker, What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Intellectual Property, Bend Venture Conference 2012, October 18, 2012.
  • Speaker, Anatomy of a Patent License Agreement, Oregon Bio 2012, October 9, 2012.
  • Speaker, Patent Licensing: Strategies and Considerations in View of the Changing Patent Law Landscape, Oregon Law Institute IP CLE, June 15, 2012.
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property and New Challenges in the Digital Era, Oregon Law Institute IP CLE, June 10, 2011.
  • Speaker, What Business Attorneys Should Know About Open Source, Schwabe "BizLearn" Speaker Series, February 2009.

Articles and Publications

  • "Trade Secrets and Non-Competes: A Compendium of State Law – Washington Chapter," Defense Research Institute, 2012 (co-author).
  • "The Dance of Tech Transfer: Know the University's Stance," The Portland Business Journal, August 7, 2009 (co-author).
  • "Greenwashing and What it Means for Your Business," Daily Journal of Commerce, July 28, 2009.
  • "IP Protections Imperative in Portland," Daily Journal of Commerce, October 2, 2007.
  • "On Your (Trade)Mark. Get Set. Go.," Commerce Magazine, July 2007.
  • "Hospitality Trademarks: Advice for Branding Your Business," The Portland Business Journal, June 8, 2007.
  • "Baseball Bats in the High Tech Era: A Products Liability Look at New Technology, Aluminum Bats, and Manufacturer Liability," Marquette Sports L. Rev. 16 (2006).
  • "Sparing Gary Ridgway: The Demise of the Death Penalty in Washington State?," Willamette L. Rev. 41 (2005).

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
California State Courts
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Southern District of California

Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor degree, cum laude (2005)
Willamette University, Bachelor of Arts degree (2001)

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