Matthew Becker

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 direct current 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.

In addition to being listed in IAM Patent 1000, Mr Becker was recently selected as a “National Law Journal Intellectual Property Trailblazer”, recognised as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation and named a “2020 Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association

Firm details

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
90 State House Square
Hartford CT 6103-3702
United States

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