Matthew E. Leno

  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
    Suite 500
    Washington, D.C. 20006-4623

Matthew E. Leno is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Barnes & Thornburg, where he is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and trade secret matters, and implementing and executing patent portfolio management, invention harvesting, patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions. He also conducts inter partes reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Mr. Leno has represented clients in a variety of industries, including medical devices, dental devices, cellphone technology, semiconductors, internet, information filtering technology, data communications, data storage, tracking systems and software, air handling systems, energy recovery systems, manufacturing, chemical processing and consumer packaging.

Mr. Leno has also successfully defended national law firms accused of patent attorney malpractice.

Prior to his private law firm practice, Mr. Leno served as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

He earned his J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Active in the community, Mr. Leno conducts pro bono representation of families that need assistance obtaining special education services for their children.

He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Wisconsin; and the USPTO.

Mr. Leno is not regularly admitted to practice law in the local courts of the District of Columbia, and pursuant to Rule 49 is working under the supervision of a member of the D.C. Bar pending his admission.