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Matthew T. Latimer, Ph.D., J.D.
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Matthew T. Latimer, Ph.D., J.D.Matthew Latimer is a patent attorney, focusing his practice in the areas of biotechnology, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and Internet communications.

Dr. Latimer's practice includes:
     redBox U.S. and Foreign Patent Application Preparation
        and Prosecution, including International
     redBox Opinions of Counsel Addressing Patentability,
        Infringement, Validity, and Enforceability of
        U.S. Patents
     redBox Preparation, Filing, and Prosecution of
        Trademark Applications
     redBox Client Counseling in the areas of Licensing, Patenting, and Litigation

Before beginning his career in private patent law, Dr. Latimer was a patent examiner in the biotechnology group at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications directed to gene expression technology. After leaving the USPTO, Dr. Latimer worked as a law clerk at the IP law firm of Oliff and Berridge. Dr. Latimer then worked as a student associate, then an attorney, at the IP law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner. Dr. Latimer began his own private practice in 2004.

Dr. Latimer's scientific background includes work in prokaryotic gene expression and protein biochemistry, as well as human immune system regulation. As a graduate student, Dr. Latimer investigated the molecular organization and structure of genes involved in activation of the carbon and energy source acetate by a methanogenic Archaea. His studies also focused on identifying the biochemical properties of enzymes involved in the activation pathway. As a post-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute's Frederick Research Center, Dr. Latimer investigated structure-function relationships in the regulation of activity of the immune response transcription factor NFKB.

     redBox Admitted to practice in the state
        of Virginia
     redBox Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
        of Virginia
     redBox Admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
     redBox Admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
     redBox Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

     redBox J.D., George Mason University School of Law
     redBox Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech),
        Biochemistry and Anaerobic Microbiology
     redBox B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
        (Virginia Tech), Biology

Representative Publications
     redBox Patenting Inventions Arising From Biological Research, Genome Biology,
        Vol. 6, Issue I, Article 203, 2005
     redBox Patent Law - An Alternative Career Path For Scientists, ASMGAP, "Focus
        onMicrobiology Education", ASM Publications, Winter 2005 - Vol. 11, No.2,
     redBox Coauthor, "The Role of Intellectual Property Education in the United States",
     redBox Coauthor, "The N-Terminal Domain of IKBA Masks the Nuclear Localization
       Signal(s) of p50 and c-Rel Homodimers," Molecular and Cellular
       Biology, 1998
     redBox Coauthor, "Characterization of an Iron-Sulfur Flavoprotein from
        Methanosarcina thermophila," Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1996
     redBox Coauthor, "Cloning, Sequence Analysis, and Hyperexpression of the Genes
        Encoding Phosphotransacetylase and Acetate Kinase from Methanosarcina
        Thermophila," Journal of Bacteriology, Vol.175, No.21, pp.6822-6829, 1993

Professional Associations and Societies
     redBox American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member,
        Biotechnology Committee)
     redBox Intellectual Property Section of the Virginia State Bar
     redBox Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
     redBox American Society for Microbiology


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