Matthew T. Hoots
||Matt's practice is primarily focused on patent preparation and prosecution.
Direct Dial: 706-338-6087
Matt’s practice is primarily focused on patent preparation and prosecution. He mainly works with individual inventors and small business entities to identify and protect their intellectual assets. In doing so, Matt often counsels clients in an effort to flesh out and expand their ideas into novel, marketable products. Further, his hands-on manufacturing and process experience is useful to his clients as they endeavor to produce practical, cost–efficient product designs ready to take to market.
Matt has been involved with a number of start-up ventures over his career and is a principal in Recycool, Inc., a Georgia–based manufacturer and distributor of recyclable consumer products. Additionally, Matt volunteers in various capacities local to his residence in Athens, GA including through his church and the Western Circuit Bar Association.
Prior to pursuing his legal career, Matt spent 15 years in various engineering positions within the manufacturing and process sectors. He has held process and design engineering positions within the automotive industry where he gained practical knowledge in product design and discrete manufacturing techniques. Later, Matt was a successful account manager for a manufacturer’s representative firm that specialized in the application and sale of industrial process controls to the pulp and paper, specialty chemical and power industries.
Georgia State University, J.D., 2005
Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, 1996
Matt is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Areas of practice
- Intellectual Property Litigation – patents, trademarks, copyright and unfair competition