Matt Yungwirth serves as a team lead of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom industry group, is the co-Chairperson of the firm’s Partners Technology Committee and is a member of the firm's governing Partners Board. He practices in the areas of intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patents, trade secrets and trademarks. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Yungwirth has represented clients in a diverse range of litigation (district courts, International Trade Commission and Patent Trial and Appeal Board) and licensing matters related to technologies such as wireless LAN systems, cellular networks, LED semiconductors and packaging, power over Ethernet, digital watermarking, VoIP, intelligent I/Os, digital signal processing, digital cable set-top receivers, and bank networking and encryption schemes. His client base is similarly diverse and includes clients ranging Fortune 100 companies to growth stage start-ups.
Mr. Yungwirth is a 2000 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as the managing editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., Engineering).
- Represented numerous networking infrastructure clients in dozens of patent litigations involving wireless standards (e.g., 802.11, 3GPP, Zigbee) that resulted in voluntary dismissals of the plaintiffs’ claims, judgments of non-infringement affirmed by the Federal Circuit, findings of unpatentability by the PTAB, or settlements advantageous to the clients.
- Represented largest commercial lighting company in the United States in connection with LED and wireless networking patent district court cases and three ITC investigations, which were resolved through voluntary dismissals or license agreements advantageous to client.
- Represented large U.S.-based semiconductor company in ITC investigation involving field effect transistors used in semiconductors for smartphones and televisions, which was resolved through settlement.
- Represented Fortune 100 computer networking company in numerous patent litigation matters related to (i) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology that resulted in an agreed dismissal with prejudice, (ii) Internet protocol and security technology that resulted in an award to the client of fees and expenses; and (iii) series of lawsuits related to wireless LAN technology, all of which were resolved through judgments of non-infringement affirmed by the Federal Circuit, or settlements advantageous to the clients.
- Represented three major mobile network operators (MNOs) in numerous patent litigation matters related to (i) multi-access network topologies, (ii) UMA networks, (iii) electronic billing systems, and (iv) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology that resulted in voluntary dismissals of the plaintiffs’ claims, dismissal of claims due to license (affirmed by the Federal Circuit), or settlements advantageous to the clients.
- Represented a digital watermarking company in patent litigation matter that resulted in the plaintiff voluntarily dismissing its claims.
- Represented Internet security provider in patent litigation matter involving distributed security service management that resulted in settlement that the client found advantageous.
- Represented Fortune 500 hotel company in defense of numerous patent infringement matters including one that was dismissed without any payment by the client.
- Represented a major Wisconsin paper and packaging company in a patent infringement matter that resulted in the company's competitor being enjoined from sales of infringing packaging products.
- Represented a healthcare products distributor in the successful pursuit of multiple claims for false advertising, theft of trade secrets and trademark infringement.
- Represented Fortune 500 document management company in successful pursuit of injunction against a distributor of gray market goods.
- Represented leading manufacturer of kamado-style grills in enforcement of patent portfolio.
- Represent multiple privately held healthcare companies with respect to trademark portfolio management, defense of trademark infringement claims and trademark enforcement.
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Court of Appeals of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Engineering, Co-op Distinction
- Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2009-present
- Associate, 2002-2008
- Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, Atlanta, Georgia
- Associate, 2000-2002
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- former Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Legal Profession curriculum
- State Bar of Georgia
- Intellectual Property Law Section
- Atlanta Bar Association,
- Intellectual Property Law Section
- Republican National Lawyers Association
Honors and Awards
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2023
Listed as a "Patent and Trademark Star" in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, 2018-2022
- Listed in Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars
- Co-recipient of Managing Intellectual Property's 2014 Patent Firm of the Year for the South Region
- Co-recipient of Cisco's 2011 Litigation Law Firm of the Year Award
5.0/5.0 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Civic and Charitable Activities
- Volunteer lawyer for The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
- Habitat for Humanity - "Buildable Hours" Team Leader
- Co-author, "New Realities for Companies That Make, Export or Use Semiconductors: Opportunities in the CHIPS Act and Challenges Posed by New Export Restrictions," Duane Morris Alert, November 7, 2022
Co-author, "Zombie Companies: When Businesses Die, Their Patents Live On," Daily Report, August 11, 2015
- Co-author, "Section 1404(A) Motions To Transfer: Strategic Considerations After TS Tech, Genentech, and Other Recent Decisions," 15th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, November 11-15, 2009
- Co-author, Conservation Subdivisions: Ecological, Landscape, Construction and Legal Applications to Cherokee County, Georgia; published by University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology, Office of Public Service and Outreach, Spring 1999
- "Supreme Court Rules that 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1) Does Not Apply to Software Copied and Installed on Computers Abroad," Duane Morris Federal Circuit Alert, May 1, 2007
Selected Speaking Engagements
- "Nuts and Bolts of Remote Litigation," 25th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, Webinar, November 6, 2020
- "Is the Smallest Saleable Unit the Right Size?" IP Defense Strategy Summit, Silicon Valley, June 18, 2015
- "Section 1404(A) Motions To Transfer: Strategic Considerations After TS Tech, Genentech, and Other Recent Decisions, " 15th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, November 11-15, 2009