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Matthew B. Walters





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Since joining Hovey Williams in 2007, Matt's practice has focused principally on intellectual property litigation. Matt has extensive patent litigation experience in federal district courts from Hawaii to Boston involving diverse technological fields, including medical devices, aseptic packaging, fish processing, fertilizers, agricultural equipment, rangefinders, and various types of consumer goods.

Matt also has substantial experience in post grant review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Matt participated in preparation and litigation of the first inter partes review proceeding ever conducted at the Patent Office. Before that, Matt gained significant experience conducting ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings before the Patent Office.

Matt joined Hovey Williams in 2007 after earning his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he graduated magna cum laude. Matt received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Areas Of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Trademark
  • Patent Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2009
  • Kansas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2008
  • Missouri, 2007


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor - 2007
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Missouri-Rolla
    • Bachelor of Science - 2004
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Computer Science

Published Works

  • Decision to Deceive: Mismarking Products with Bogus Patent Numbers Can Cost You, Inventors Digest, November 2009


  • Panelist, Top Ten Federal Circuit Patent Decisions of 2009, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Kansas City, Missouri, April 30, 2010
  • Speaker, Patenting and Prototyping Workshop, Metropolitan Community College School of Business and Technology, Fall 2009
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property Due Diligence: How to Avoid Being Sued for Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Infringement, Software and Information Technology Association of Kansas (SITAKS), Summer 2011

Honors and Awards

  • National Moot Court Team Member
  • Moot Court Board Member
  • Michael H. Coburn Advocacy Scholarship recipient

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)