Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Christie Matthaei

Christie Matthaei


At a Glance

  • J.D. The George Washington University Law School
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

  • State Bar of Washington
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Christie Matthaei represents various clients in all aspects of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation. She also counsels clients on pre-litigation matters, including analyzing patent infringement and validity.

Christie earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Journal. During her time in law school, she interned for the White House, working in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Prior to law school, Christie worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a chemical engineer on projects related to alternative energy and green chemicals. She obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington.


  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2011)
  • University of Washington (B.S. Chemical Engineering 2007)
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