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Overview
Overview

Matt Norwood is a patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. His practice is focused on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the US and Canada. Matt is a seasoned barrister with experience litigating intellectual property disputes in the Canadian courts and before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. In addition to patent prosecution and IP litigation, Matt also has considerable expertise in the field of open source software licensing.

Matt provides legal advice and opinions to clients on intellectual property strategies and transactions, including patent and trademark filings, IP licensing and acquisition, policing and enforcement of IP rights, and IP due diligence and risk management. He has experience in a wide range of industries, including semiconductors, artificial intelligence, optics, process automation, non-destructive testing, construction, robotics, telecommunications, user interfaces, and medical devices.

Originally from Washington, DC, Matt has also lived and worked in Boston, New York City, and Toronto. Outside of the office, he volunteers as a judge for the FIRST Robotics League, an organization that cultivates passion for and excellence in the engineering disciplines among high school students across Canada and the US. Matt enjoys hiking, camping, and biking with his wife and two young children.

Education
Education

Columbia Law School
J.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.Eng., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Brain and Cognitive Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 

Bar Admissions (& Associations)
Bar Admissions (& Associations)

Bar Admissions
New York
Ontario
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Speaking Engagements
Speaking Engagements

Panelist, Patent Colloquium, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (November 2022)

Creator and Lecturer, Vector Institute – AI IP Workshop (Commercialization Series) (October 2022)

Speaker, IP Primer for Entrepreneurs and Innovators, Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (2022)

Lecturer, Claiming Inventions: Philosophies, Principles and Practices, Windsor Law School (2020-2022)

Lecturer, Vector Institute, Endless Summer School: AI Model Governance (2021)

Webinar: Patent and R&D Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data (2021)

Webinar: Patent Strategies for AI, Machine Learning and Big Data (2021)

Guest Lecturer, Advanced Patent Law, University of Western Ontario Law School (2018)

Publications
Publications

Compulsory Patent Licensing in the Time of COVID-19: Views from the United States, Canada, and Europe,
ABA Landslide Magazine (December 2020).

Federal Court Overturns Patent Appeal Board on Test for Patent Eligibility of Computer Implemented Inventions in Choueifaty v. Canada,
The Patent Lawyer Magazine (September 2020).

Intellectual property in the time of COVID-19,
Canadian Lawyer – InHouse Magazine (June 2020).

Federal Court gets serious about equitable remedies,
Canadian Lawyer – InHouse Magazine (April 2018).

The challenges of patenting artificial intelligence,
Canadian Lawyer Magazine (November 2017).