Matthew Traupman specializes in patent litigation and other intellectual property matters. Matt has litigated a diverse array of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, LEDs, cable set top boxes, and smartphones. His practice encompasses representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of case preparation, pre-trial discovery, expert discovery, trial preparation and strategy, trial, and appeal. Matt has tried cases in many of the most significant patent jurisdictions throughout the country, including the Central and Northern Districts of California, the District of Delaware, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of Texas and the International Trade Commission.
- Successfully defended Everlight Electronics against claims of infringement made by Nichia Corp. The case involved allegations that hundreds of Everlight products infringed two Nichia patents relating to white LEDs. After a three-week trial in the Eastern District of Michigan, the jury found all asserted claims obvious and additionally found the asserted claims of one patent invalid for lack of enablement.
- Represented Merck in an ANDA litigation brought in the District of Delaware to protect its CANCIDAS® product against a generic challenge by Xellia Pharmaceuticals. After a two-day bench trial, the Court found that Xellia’s proposed product infringes and enjoined Xellia from launching its product.
- Represented Motorola in an ITC action filed by Apple alleging infringement of three patents and seeking an exclusion order against most of Motorola’s handsets. The ALJ found no violation after a two-week hearing and the Commission affirmed.
- Represented Motorola in an ITC action filed by Microsoft alleging infringement of seven patents and seeking an exclusion order against Motorola’s smartphones and tablets. After a two-week hearing, the ALJ found no violation with respect to six of the seven asserted patents.
- Represented Time Warner Cable in two separate patent infringement actions filed by TiVo in the Eastern District of Texas related to DVR technology. The cases settled favorably on the eve of trial.
- Represented Nova Biomedical in a trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract action relating to blood glucose meters brought in the Central District of California by Medtronic MiniMed. Obtained a complete defense verdict after a three-week jury trial.
- University of Virginia School of Law
- Dartmouth College
(A.B., cum laude, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, high honors; Government, 1999)
- Ropes & Gray LLP:
- Associate, 2002-2011
- Associate, 2002-2011
- Fish & Neave (merged with Ropes & Gray):
- Associate, 2002-2004
- Hiroyuki Hagiwara, Kaede Toh, Matthew Traupman, Damages Law in Patent Litigation: Similarities & Differences in the U.S. and Japan, INT’L LEGAL STRAT. (2001).