Mr. Matthews was born in Mont Belvieu, Texas, where he attended Barbers Hill High School, played football, and graduated as Valedictorian.
He was the youngest Eagle Scout in the United States at the age of 13.
Later, he attended the University of Texas on a football scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science in Physics Degree. He attended and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law.
Mr. Matthews next worked in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a Patent Examiner and attended George Washington University Law School, concentrating on intellectual property related courses. Mr. Matthews returned to Houston to join a patent law firm, which became Pravel, Wilson and Matthews.
In 1972, he formed his own firm, which focused on the litigation of intellectual property matters. Mr. Matthews has served as lead counsel in many jury trials representing both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the United States and Western Europe. Several recoveries of $1 million, $10 million, and $50 million were reached on the jury trial level and some in excess of $350 million. He has litigated every type of intellectual property issue, including patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and copyright cases. In addition, he… Read More