Welcome to Matthews Lawson, P.L.L.C.
In 1964 Guy Matthews began practice in intellectual property after graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Physics and then in Law, and after he became a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office while attending Georgetown University Night Law School. Matthews Lawson over the years has filed thousands of patent applications with all types of businesses and individuals ranging from New York Stock Exchange clients to first time inventors. In addition, he has served as court-appointed Special Master over intellectual property issues. The firm presently represents New York Stock Exchange clients, small-cap and mid-cap companies, and a variety of entities and individuals. Several recoveries of $1 million, $10 million, and $50 million were reached on the jury trial level and some in excess of $350 Million.
The firm has diverse experience in the many scientific disciplines necessary to file U.S. and foreign patent applications in all types of scientific areas. Terry McCutcheon heads up the patent and trademark prosecution section dealing with matters such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; licensing and disputes; business torts and commercial disputes; arbitration; and patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution and registration.
The firm also has a non-patent infringement section which covers other types of intellectual property such as trade secrets, confidential information, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, conspiracy, and all types of business torts headed by Terry Joseph.
Vernon Lawson is committed to strong, fierce, honest, and straightforward representation. The patent infringement section covers patent infringement issues, claim construction, claim interpretation, opinions relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and related matters. Guy Matthews and Vernon Lawson play an integral part in this section.
The firm has been involved in several different pieces of litigation from enjoining the State of Texas from permitting a landfill to substantial success at the jury trial level representing long cases against difficult defendants - many times representing defendants who have been incorrectly or wrongfully sued by plaintiffs.