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Matt Johnson is one of the Firm's primary contacts on practice before the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), where patentability of issued patents can be challenged. Involved in proceedings at the Board, including trials for Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method review (CBM), since the first day of their availability in September 2012, Matt regularly represents clients as both petitioners and patent owners at the Board. He further works as an advocate for clients in appeals from Board proceedings at the Federal Circuit.Matt is a registered patent attorney and has been representing inventors before the USPTO since 2006. Utilizing his background as an electrical engineer and experience as a database programmer, Matt has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications directed toward software and hardware innovations, with significant emphasis on statistics processing, small scale device fabrication, data signal communication, high definition television, smart technology, RFID, and medical devices.