- Connecticut Bar Association
- Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
Managing Partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Matthew Becker serves as Axinn’s managing partner and focuses his practice on IP litigation, analysis and counselling. His IP litigation practice predominantly includes patent infringement and trade secret litigation and his counselling practice focuses on advising clients on avoiding third-party IP rights in conjunction with product development, conducting patent infringement and validity analyses, and providing strategic advice regarding patent portfolio development.
Mr Becker has served as lead counsel in significant patent infringement lawsuits, disputes concerning patent inventorship and patent ownership, claims of breach of licence agreements, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and business torts. Many of these actions have involved the chemical or electrical arts. He has handled a significant number of Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical patent infringement litigations, and has also litigated patent infringement cases involving electronic components of nuclear detection equipment, embedded computers, brushless DC fans and hard drive motors, specialty optical fibres, product packaging, tools and hardware, and various business methods. Mr Becker’s role in these matters has included the development of trial strategy, Markman hearings, jury trials and all aspects of discovery.
Mr Becker has been ranked by Chambers USA in Litigation since 2016 and in the US News & World Report and Best Lawyers list since 2015. In 2020 he was recognised as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.