Professional Biography
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Matthew J. Moffa Partner

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Matthew Moffa is a trial litigator and registered patent lawyer. His global practice includes trying patent infringement claims in federal court and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), contesting and defending patent validity before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), coordinating multijurisdictional litigations involving the European Unified Patent Court (UPC), and advising technology clients on patent prosecution, acquisition, licensing, and sale. He has a track record of securing early wins and walkaway dismissals for his clients. He has been selected for inclusion in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” from 2021 to 2024.

Matt represents diverse clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia in the telecommunications, consumer products, energy, automotive, life sciences, and financial industries. His clients include private universities, public companies, mid-size businesses, and startup technology innovators. Matt has brought declaratory judgment actions against aggressive patent owners and has led multinational campaigns against patent infringers. He has won case-dispositive claim constructions and patent invalidations that were upheld on appeal. He has secured valuable litigation stays and settlements from his opponents, deposed and defended high-value corporate and expert witnesses, and protected his clients from expansive discovery.

Matt is a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and the Hon. William C. Conner Inn of Court. Matt presently serves as the chair of Perkins Coie’s New York Pro Bono Committee. In recognition of his active pro bono practice in immigration law, he received Perkins Coie’s 2018 Pro Bono Leadership Award; he is a two-time past recipient of the Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Publico Award. Prior to practicing law, he was a lab manager at an internationally acclaimed university medical center.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Litigation - Patent Law; Patent Law, 2021-2024
  • Named one of the "Most Active and Best Performing Patent Litigators of 2022" by Patexia
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Managing Intellectual Property, 2019

Related Employment

  • Ropes & Gray LLP, Associate, 2012-2016
  • Nath Goldberg and Meyer, Patent Agent, 2005-2008
  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Lab Manager, 2002-2005


  • Hon. Roslynn R. Mauskopf, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2012
  • Hon. Richard J. Holwell, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2011






Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • 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 District of Massachusetts


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Rochester, B.S., Physics; B.A., Religion, 2002, Phi Beta Kappa