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Matthew B. Lowrie

Foley & Lardner LLP

Boston, MA, USA


Matthew B. Lowrie is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Mr. Lowrie has a national intellectual property litigation practice, and has been chosen as lead trial counsel in over one hundred patent cases, filed in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and before the International Trade Commission and the Court of Federal Claims. He is experienced in computer architecture, algorithms, networking, software, analog and digital circuits, semiconductor design, telecommunications, consumer products, and medical devices.
 
In addition to his experience as a litigator and counselor, Mr. Lowrie draws on his experience as a law clerk in the United States District Court of Massachusetts (for the Honorable Robert E. Keeton), as a corporate attorney experienced in licensing as well as corporate transactions, and as someone with a deep technical background, having published and presented his research in books, journals and at international conferences.
 
Mr. Lowrie was selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers® lists for 2005 – 2011 in the areas of intellectual property and intellectual property litigation. He is selected by his peers for the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Litigation - Patent, and is recognized in the inaugural edition of the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012. Mr. Lowrie chairs the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association and has chaired the Patent Litigation Committee of the Boston Patent Law Association and its Patent Law Committee. He also chaired the Boston Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee.
 
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Lowrie was a founding member of Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP, where his practice focused on patent litigation, counseling, the patent acquisition process, licensing and corporate transactions. He also draws on his experience as a shareholder, and as the first chairperson of the Litigation Practice Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks – a position he held for more than four years.
 
Mr. Lowrie is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches patent law. He also spent two years teaching software patent prosecution at the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Mr. Lowrie also contributes to his community, serving as a director of the Belmont Foundation for Education, an elected Town Meeting member, and as chair of the Belmont Board of Library Trustees.
 
Mr. Lowrie earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude). He attended the University of Illinois, where he completed the course work for a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and received an M.S. in electrical engineering, and a B.S. in computer engineering (highest honors). During graduate school, he studied electrical circuits, solid state design, computer circuits, computer architecture and software. He also wrote (i) a book chapter and an invited journal paper on computer software and hardware architecture for artificial intelligence, (ii) a peer-reviewed paper on Supercomputers for Artificial Intelligence, (iii) a peer-reviewed paper on Machine Learning, and (iv) a peer-reviewed journal article, and paper presented at an international conference, on fault tolerant computer architecture.
 
Mr. Lowrie has published a variety of articles and is frequently quoted in, for example, The Boston Globe, The National Law Journal, The Boston Business Journal, Massachusetts High Tech Weekly, Bureau of National Affairs, Pharmaceutical Policy & Report, and Credit Card Management Magazine.

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