Matthew S. Dicke is experienced in all facets of patent prosecution and opinion work, as well as patent litigation and licensing.
Mr. Dicke has patent litigation, domestic and foreign prosecution and opinion experience involving a variety of technologies including gaming devices, renal devices, medical diagnostic and monitoring systems, surgical devices, infusion pumps, hospital and EMR software, air treatment devices, automotive diagnostic systems, pharmaceuticals, liquid crystal display technology, cooking devices, wind turbines, beverage machines, footwear, industrial painting systems, design patents, business methods and a variety of miscellaneous mechanical and electromechanical devices. Mr. Dicke’s prosecution experience includes handling of U.S. ex parte and inter partes reexaminations, inter partes review and assisting foreign counsel with European oppositions.
Mr. Dicke has successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, Mr. Dicke has participated in successful proceedings before the European Opposition Division.
Mr. Dicke also has extensive experience in large volume freedom to operate and landscape study work, particularly in the medical device and network sectors. Mr. Dicke is able to counsel clients through all aspects of their patent portfolios from concept inception and filing, through patentability and landscape research, all the way to licensing or litigation.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Dicke worked for Caterpillar, Inc. where he gained experience related to truck, machine and marine engines, gas power modules and fuel cell power modules. Mr. Dicke gained extensive patent prosecution experience at another Chicago-based firm prior to joining the firm in 2005.