Matthew Hlinka focuses on patent and trade secret litigation before U.S. District Courts, primarily in the areas of pharmaceuticals and chemical products. He also represents clients in international arbitrations.
Matthew has had responsibilities in all phases of federal district court litigation and international arbitrations, including taking depositions, managing discovery, working with expert and fact witnesses, developing patent infringement and validity arguments, writing briefs and motions, and defending witnesses at trial. He has represented several branded pharmaceutical companies in Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA) litigations under the Hatch-Waxman Act and in international arbitrations.
Matthew’s practice also includes patent prosecution and inter partes review (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Matthew also devotes time to pro-bono matters, representing disabled veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Prior to his legal career, Matthew worked as an instrumentation engineer for Ambitech Engineering in Downers Grove, Illinois, where he provided on-site construction field support and assisted with the specification and procurement of instrumentation for a new polysilicate production plant.