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Matt Thayne

Partner | Registered Patent Attorney

Direct: 801.882.7885
Fax: 801.882.7844

Matt focuses his practice on patents, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting clients with navigating patent minefields to avoid patent disputes, and resolving patent disputes, including enforcing the rights of patent holders and defending against charges of infringement.


​Matt prepares and prosecutes both U.S. and foreign patent applications in various technological fields, including medical devices—e.g., orthopedic implants, endoscopes, electrosurgical devices, catheters, x-ray and other diagnostic instruments and systems—automotive safety devices and systems, autonomous and advanced vehicle driving assistance sensors and systems, software, business methods, lasers, optical systems, communication systems, and other mechanical and electrical devices and systems.

He also has extensive experience counseling clients and providing written opinions and analysis regarding patent matters, including product clearance, product design-arounds, patentability, patent validity, patent enforceability, and patent infringement.

In addition to assisting clients in resolving pre-litigation disputes involving patents, Matt litigates patent disputes, along with other intellectual property disputes, in federal court and handles patent appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Prior Legal Experience​

  • Phillips Ryther and Winchester LLC, Partner, 2012-2018

  • Stoel Rives LLP, Partner, 2009-2012; Associate 2002-2009


  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2002

  • University of Utah, B.S. Physics with Mathematics Minor, summa cum laude, 1999


  • State Bar of Utah

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

​Professional Honors and Activities


  • Selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Utah) by Chambers USA

  • Voted by his peers as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" for intellectual property law

  • Selected to the Mountain States Super Lawyers list among intellectual property attorneys by Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine

  • Member, Intellectual Property Section of the Utah State Bar

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Utah Law Review, Articles Editor 2001-2002

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