Slide Mattson IP Legal Services Mattson IP supplies clients with legal opinions and strategies for managing patent-infringement risk that comes with selling products and services in the U.S. market.

Mattson IP is a patent-law firm owned and operated by Robert C. Mattson.

Mr. Mattson has over 20 years’ experience in the field of patent law. He has tried cases in district court, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the USPTO. Prior to forming Mattson IP, Mr. Mattson was the head of the Litigation Practice Group of a large intellectual-property-law boutique. Mr. Mattson was also formerly a patent examiner at the USPTO, specializing in the areas of artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and speech-signal processing.

Mr. Mattson received a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. Upon graduating from U.Va, he attended George Mason University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Mattson is a registered patent attorney and licensed member of the Virginia State Bar.

Mr. Mattson speaks regularly on the use of post-grant proceedings as a litigation strategy. He was formerly an adjunct professor for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and continues to lecture domestic and international audiences on a variety of litigation-related topics. Additionally, he actively engages in the pro bono representation of defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in coordination with the Federal Public Defender Office.


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D. (Law Review)
  • University of Virginia, B.S. in Systems Engineering


  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
Representative Matters

Legal Services

Mattson IP counsels clients on all aspects of patent law and offers alternative fee arrangements for litigation, AIA trials, ex parte reexaminations, and opinions.

For clients seeking to monetize their patent portfolios or benefit from the exclusive use of their patented innovations, Mattson IP also provides analysis and strategies geared toward the offensive use of patent rights. In all matters, Mattson IP is guided by three principles:

Areas of Expertise

  • Patent litigation
  • PTAB trials, including inter partes review (IPR) proceedings
  • Ex parte reexamintion proceedings, offensive and defensive
  • Legal analysis and opinions relating to patent infringement, invalidity, and enforceability
  • Assess and recommend design-around options to avoid competitors’ patents
  • Negotiations and license agreements


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