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Matthew Antonelli is one of the three founding partners of Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson. Before founding Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson, Mr. Antonelli was counsel to the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Mr. Antonelli has extensive experience litigating patent cases throughout the country, and specifically in the Eastern District of Texas.  Mr. Antonelli is an experienced trial attorney: he has examined witnesses at trial, argued numerous substantive motions and Markman hearings, and has conducted multiple jury studies. Mr. Antonelli has deep experience in all phases of litigation, from developing initial case theories and conducting discovery, to drafting dispositive motions and preparing for trial. Mr. Antonelli has worked closely with numerous experts to prepare their reports, and has taken and defended scores of depositions, including the depositions of experts, inventors, key executives, prosecuting attorneys, and 30(b)(6) witnesses.

Mr. Antonelli is a registered patent attorney. He has extensive experience working on reexaminations of patents before the Patent Office, having developed reexamination strategies in connection with many of his cases.

Mr. Antonelli is a frequent writer on issues of patent law. He served as the Recent Developments Editor of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal and was a co-author of Pretrial Motion Practice in Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook (Grossman & Hoffman eds., 2000). He also has an active pro bono practice. For example, he recently represented the Innocence Project, helping to secure a new trial for a man convicted of a crime on the basis of a single, unreliable eyewitness identification. In 2006, he received the Legal Aid Society’s award for outstanding pro bono service for his successful representation of a prisoner being denied basic medical care.

Mr. Antonelli earned an SB degree in Physics from MIT in 1995. He attended Boalt Hall (University of California at Berkeley, School of Law), and completed his third year of law school at Harvard. While at Boalt Hall, Mr. Antonelli was a member and articles editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He also worked for the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Office of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Admissions

  • Texas
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

Education

  • SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1995 Physics
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) 1998

Representative Cases

  • Consolidated Work Station Computing, LLC v. Dell Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) - Lead counsel for plaintiff Consolidated in patent litigation involving power supplies for blade servers.
  • Semiconductor Ideas To The Market BV v. Texas Instruments Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) - Lead counsel for plaintiff in patent litigation involving the semiconductor industry.
  • MacroSolve, Inc. v. AT&T Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) - Lead counsel for plaintiff in patent litigation concerning mobile applications.
  • Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Acer America Corp., et al. (E.D. Tex.)/(C.D. Cal.) - Represented plaintiff Guardian Media in asserting parental control technology patents.
  • Promote Innovation LLC (E.D. Tex.) - Represented plaintiff Promote Innovation in recovering millions of dollars of fines on behalf of the U.S. Government for patent false marking violations.
  • Honeywell v. 2Gig Technologies (E.D.N.Y.) - Represented 2Gig in a patent action concerning home security systems.
  • Girafa v. Yahoo! (D. Del) - Represented Yahoo! in a patent action concerning automatic thumbnail generation for web pages.
  • VirnetX v. Microsoft (E.D. Tex.) - Represented Microsoft in a patent action concerning virtual private networks.
  • Freyburger v. Microsoft (W.D. Wis.) - Represented Microsoft in a patent action concerning generic programming and compilation techniques.
  • Rambus v. Samsung (N.D. Cal.) - Represented Samsung in a patent action concerning dynamic random access memory.
  • Microlinc v. Intel (E.D. Tex.) - Represented Intel in a patent action concerning packetized interconnects for computer systems.
  • Technology Properties Limited v. Panasonic & JVC (E.D. Tex.) - Represented Panasonic and JVC in a patent action concerning microprocessor architectures.
  • Antor v. Samsung (E.D. Tex.) - Represented Samsung in a patent action concerning automated system for music delivery.
  • Antor v. Panasonic (E.D. Tex.) - Represented Panasonic in a patent action concerning automated system for music delivery.
  • Visto v. Microsoft (E.D. Tex.) - Represented Microsoft in a patent action concerning synchronizing emails and other data to smart-phones.
  • Microunity v. Intel (E.D. Tex.) - Represented Intel in a patent action concerning microprocessor and memory controller architectures.
  • Dynacore v. STMicroelectronics (S.D.N.Y.) - Represented STMicroelectronics in a patent action concerning IEEE 1394/Firewire networks.
  • Synopsys v. Nassda (N.D. Cal.) - Represented Nassda in a patent action concerning electronic design automation.
  • Synopsys v. Nassda (Cal. Superior Court) - Represented Nassda in a trade secret action concerning electronic design automation.
  • Cree Lighting v. AXT (N.D. Cal.) - Represented Cree in a patent action relating to high brightness light emitting and laser diodes.
  • Nichia v. Cree (E.D.N.C.) - Represented Cree in a patent and trade-secret action relating to high brightness light emitting and laser diodes.
  • STMicroelectronics v. Atmel (N.D. Tex) - Represented STMicroelectronics in a patent action concerning methods of manufacturing semiconductors.
  • Atmel v. STMicroelectronics (D. Del) - Represented STMicroelectronics in a patent action concerning methods of manufacturing semiconductors.
  • Rodel v. Cabot (D. Del) - Represented Rodel in a patent action concerning chemical mechanical planarization of semiconductors.
  • Elf Atochem v. LaRoche Industries (D. Del) - Represented LaRoche Industries in a patent action concerning manufacture of CFHC insulation.
  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (S.D.N.Y.) - Represented Rhone-Poulenc Rorer in a patent action concerning a method for manufacturing paclitaxel.