Matthew B. Lowrie

Partner

Overview

Matthew B. Lowrie is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is experienced in computer architecture, algorithms, networking, software, analog and digital circuits, semiconductor design, telecommunications, consumer products, and medical devices. He formerly served as chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Matt has a national intellectual property litigation practice, and has been chosen as lead trial counsel in nearly 200 patent cases, filed in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and before the International Trade Commission and the Court of Federal Claims.

In addition to his experience as a litigator and counselor, Matt draws on his experience as a law clerk in the United States District Court of Massachusetts (for the Honorable Robert E. Keeton), as a corporate attorney experienced in licensing as well as corporate transactions, and as someone with a deep technical background, having published and presented his research in books, journals and at international conferences.

Prior to joining Foley, Matt was a founding member of Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP, where his practice focused on patent litigation, counseling, the patent acquisition process, licensing and corporate transactions. He also draws on his experience as a shareholder, and as the first chairperson of the Litigation Practice Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks – a position he held for more than four years.

Recognition

Matt was selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers® lists since 2005 in the areas of intellectual property and intellectual property litigation. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2012 in the practice area of intellectual property and patent litigation and was recognized among IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2012 – 2016, 2020). In addition, Matt was recognized in Chambers USA for his intellectual property work (2013 – 2020), and was named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in 2015. He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 for his work with patent prosecution (2016).

Professional Memberships

Matt chairs the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association and has chaired the Patent Litigation Committee of the Boston Patent Law Association and its Patent Law Committee. He also chaired the Boston Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee.

Affiliations and Community Engagement

Matt is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches patent law. He also spent two years teaching software patent prosecution at the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Matt also contributes to his community, serving as a director of the Belmont Foundation for Education, an elected Town Meeting member, and as chair of the Belmont Board of Library Trustees.

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • University of Illinois (M.S. and B.S.)
    • During graduate school wrote:
      • a book chapter and an invited journal paper on computer software and hardware architecture for artificial intelligence
      • a peer-reviewed paper on Supercomputers for Artificial Intelligence
      • a peer-reviewed paper on Machine Learning
      • a peer-reviewed journal article, and paper presented at an international conference, on fault tolerant computer architecture

Thought Leadership

Matt has published a variety of articles and is frequently quoted in, for example, The Boston Globe, The National Law Journal, The Boston Business Journal, Massachusetts High Tech Weekly, Bureau of National Affairs, Pharmaceutical Policy & Report, and Credit Card Management Magazine.