Munck Wilson Mandala


Matthew S. Anderson

Partner
Intellectual Property
Dallas
(972) 628-3670

IP and Technology Guru

Internationally recognized intellectual property, management, and due diligence attorney.

Seasoned Professional

With more than 28 years of IP law experience, Matt has been with MWM since 2002, making him one of the firm’s longest-tenured IP partners.

Service-Driven Attorney

Through his involvement with Bar None, Matt has assisted in raising millions of dollars for the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarships.

Matthew (Matt) S. Anderson is a partner in the technology/intellectual property law group.  Matt has been with the firm for over 20 years and represents clients on domestic and international patent procurement and enforcement, IP due diligence and IP portfolio management and counseling.

In addition to law, Matt’s passion is supporting the Bar None Production Company Committee, sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Foundation.  Matt has served as a vice co-chair of the committee since 2005.  Bar None produces an annual variety show written, directed and performed by Dallas-area attorneys, judges and legal staff.  Since its debut performance, Bar None has raised over $1,700,000 for the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarships at SMU’s Dedman School of Law, UNT Dallas College of Law, and Texas A&M School of Law.

Matt earned his degree in computer engineering at SMU, where he was a University Scholar and Engineering Honors Scholar.  He attended law school at Baylor University School of Law, with a dual concentration in commercial and civil litigation.  At Baylor, Matt received an American Jurisprudence Award, served as president of the Student Bar Association, was Magister of the Hemphill Inn of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, and inducted into the Order of Barristers.

Representative Matters

  • Represented numerous technology clients to successfully obtain domestic and international patent protection for hundreds of inventions in varied technologies;
  • Successfully defended the reexamination of core patent in rechargeable battery industry and provided related litigation support;
  • Represented photographer to successfully resolve copyright infringement claim against a major sports franchise;
  • Performed portfolio analysis and due diligence for patent licensors and licensees in various high-value commercial transactions;
  • Performed defensive review and invalidity analysis of patents asserted by a leading semiconductor manufacturer as part of licensing negotiations;
  • Defended validity of key patents for an international pharmaceutical manufacturer against attacks by generic drug maker;
  • Built patent portfolio for software developer resulting in successful sale of business to competitor company;
  • Prepared defensive and invalidity analysis for RFID manufacturer against asserted patent portfolio;
  • Successfully settled domain name disputes for online-retailer clients;
  • Provided litigation support both against accusations of infringement and to enforce patents against infringers for clients in various technological fields.

Education

Baylor Law School, 1994
Juris Doctorate
Southern Methodist University, 1992
B.S. in Computer Engineering

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas
Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Computer Law Section

American Red Cross of North Texas
Board member, Dallas-Fort Worth Metro East Chapter, 2017-present

IEEE (formerly Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
American Intellectual Property Law Association

Dallas Bar Association
Computer Law Section (chair 2002), Intellectual Property Section

Bar None Production Company
Co-Vice-Chair 2005-present

Honors & Awards

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
2003 – 2007, 2010 – 2022

Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine
2004

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Dallas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1995

U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Focus Areas

Copyrights

IP Audits & Legal Opinions

IP Due Diligence

IP Portfolio Management & Counseling

Patents & Innovations

Trade Secrets

Trademark & Advertising