Matthew Avery works on a range of intellectual property matters, focusing primarily on patent prosecution, counseling, and diligence. Mr. Avery has experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to a wide range of technologies, including the medical device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, clean tech, software and semiconductor arts. He also has experience in FDA regulatory matters, particularly dealing with the Hatch-Waxman Act, ANDA litigation, and the regulation of generic drugs. In addition to providing legal services for his clients, Mr. Avery is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he teaches Food and Drug Law. He previously taught at Santa Clara University, School of Law.
Mr. Avery received his J.D., summa cum laude, from U.C. Hastings in May 2009, where he graduated second in his class. While at Hastings, he served as a teaching assistant for Legal Writing, Moot Court, and Food & Drug Law. He also worked as a Production Editor on the Hastings Law Journal, and currently serves on the Journal's Alumni Board. During law school, Mr. Avery served as a judicial extern for Justice Ming Chin of the Supreme Court of California, where he worked on a variety of criminal and civil matters.
Mr. Avery has received several awards recognizing his outstanding contributions to the academic literature, including the American Society for Pharmacy Law's 2011 Larry M. Simonsmeier Writing Award, the American Intellectual Property Law Association's 2009 Past President's Award and U.C. Hastings' 2009 Albert G. Evans Scholarship in Private Enterprise. He was also a finalist in the American Intellectual Property Law Association's 2008 Watson Writing Competition. His publications have been cited in amicus briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and in dozens of law review articles.
Mr. Avery received his master's degree in chemical engineering (focused in biochemical engineering) from Stanford University and his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and material science & engineering from U.C. Berkeley. Prior to law school, he spent four years working as a process engineer in Bayer Healthcare's biotechnology division in Berkeley, California. He is also a Licensed Professional Engineer (chemical) in California.