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.
Blog Writer, KnobbeMedical.com Blog (2013 - Present)
Medical Device Manufacturer’s Association Comments on Senate Hearing
Mechanical Ventilation Innovation Challenge
House Committee Passes Innovation Act – Medical Device Group Expresses Opposition
USPTO Medical Device Technology Fair
Medical Device Industry Organizations Support STRONG Patents Act
Federal Circuit Issues an Opinion in 40 year Dispute over “Gore-Tex” Blood Vessel Graft Patent
Federal Circuit Finds Antares’ Patent Claims Invalid for Failure to Satisfy the “Original Patent” Requirement
Medical Device Manufacturer’s Association Submits Comments on USPTO’s Proposed Rule to Require Identification of Attributable Ownership
Medtronic Announces Invalidation of Edwards Spenser European Heart Valve Patent
United States Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Decision in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC
Cynosure Announces Settlement of Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Tria Beauty
USPTO Grants Lombard’s Request to Dismiss Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 6,306,141
Blog Writer, Knobbe Martens Litigation Blog (2018 - Present)
- Claims Using Naturally-Occurring Phenomenon in Method of Preparation Found Patent Eligible
- Expert Testimony Must Be Tethered to Supporting Evidence
- Evidence from Non-Instituted Grounds Not Permitted in Final Written Decision at PTAB
- Prosecution History Estoppel Bars Infringement Claim Under Doctrine of Equivalents