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Matt Rappaport is an associate in McKool Smith's Austin office.

Matt's practice focuses on patent litigation. He has represented high-tech companies in the software, consumer electronics, and communications equipment industries. Matt has experience in patent litigation in federal district courts and in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Matt brings a results-oriented mentality to litigation, seeking efficient and cost-effective solutions for his clients. Matt’s practice builds on his experiences co-founding tech startups in the hardware, software, and chemical fields, where he developed and managed intellectual property portfolios.

Matt is an accomplished mediator and skilled negotiator. He has fostered settlement agreements across a wide range of civil cases as a third-party neutral.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • BookIT v. Bank of America (N.D. Tex.). Represents BookIT in a patent infringement action against Bank of America concerning mobile banking technology.
  • Team Express v. Microsoft, et al. (W.D. Tex.). Represents online retailer Team Express in a commercial action against Microsoft concerning the installation of enterprise resource planning software.
  • Odyssey Wireless v. LG, et al. (S.D. Cal.). Represented Odyssey Wireless in a patent infringement action against Apple, Samsung, LG, and Motorola concerning 4G LTE technology.
  • Ericsson v. Apple (E.D. Tex.). Represented Ericsson in a patent infringement action against Apple concerning location-based services in mobile devices.
  • Ericsson v. TCL (E.D. Tex.). Represents Ericsson in a patent infringement action against TCL concerning location-based services in mobile devices.
  • Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for Research Development, et al. v. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (D.S.C.). Represented MUSC Foundation for Research Development in a patent infringement action against AstraZeneca concerning the use of certain pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Samsung v. Ericsson (ITC). Represented Ericsson in a patent infringement action in front of the International Trade Commission involving wireless networking and cellular communication technologies.
  • Hybrid Audio v. HTC et al. (E.D. Tex.). Represented Hybrid Audio in a patent infringement action against multiple defendants involving audio compression technology.
  • Eolas v. Adobe et al. (E.D. Tex.). Represented Eolas in a patent infringement action against multiple defendants involving embedding interactive objects in web pages.
  • Microsoft Corp. v. Eolas Technologies (N.D. Ill.). Represented Eolas in a breach of contract action concerning a patent license agreement.

Affiliations

Community & Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Austin Association of Mediators

Education

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2009

  • Senior editorial board, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology

M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, 2005

B.S., with distinction, Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2004

  • Minors in Physics and Astronomy
  • Tau Beta Pi

Court Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
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