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Matthew T. Powers

Matthew T. Powers has been a practicing California lawyer since 1986. He has worked as a partner in several prestigious international law practices, focusing primarily on federal litigation and other litigation matters. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Santa Clara Law School, Mr. Powers has significant and extensive experience in all aspects of Federal Court litigation, primarily intellectual property litigation. Mr. Powers is admitted to practice before all California State and Federal Courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has appeared before the International Trade Commission.

Mr. Powers’ experience includes complex IP litigation matters involving patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and trademark infringement, as well as securities litigation, construction litigation, and other general civil litigation. He has personally tried over 20 cases and has first-chaired arbitrations and administrative hearings, argued countless motions, and participated in numerous judicial proceedings, settlements, mediation, non-binding arbitrations, licensing negotiations, and related matters.

His technology litigation cases have included cellular phone technology, computer memory architecture, integrated circuit design, semiconductor packaging, circuitry, and process technology, networking protocol technology, mechanical and electronic lighting technology, e-commerce technology, medical device technologies, and generic drug patent litigation.

Prior to joining Sapronov & Associates, Mr. Powers was partner and counsel at the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin LLP. Among other matters, he will now head up our new Firm’s cyber-litigation practice.