Matthew Seward

Attorney at Law* (*Bar membership other than Virginia)

Registered Patent Attorney
Alexandria, Virginia Office
Phone: +1-571-295-5680
Fax: +1-571-253-6966

Prior to joining the firm, Matthew Seward was an Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for nearly four years examining medical device applications in dentistry. At the USPTO, Mr. Seward’s work involved medical implants, surgical methods, and computer­implemented processes. Many of the cases were mechanically­focused, while also involving chemical and computer­implemented subject matter.

While at the USPTO, Mr. Seward also worked as a detailee under an Administrative Law Judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, primarily working on ex parte appeals. Mr. Seward was also involved in a complex inter partes reexamination. The cases Mr. Seward worked on as a detailee were diverse, including compositions, complex undersea devices, and biotechnology. While at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Mr. Seward held conferences in which he briefed a panel of judges on the facts and issues of each case, and assisted in drafting opinions.

During law school, Mr. Seward spent time working as a patent intern at General Electric, and participated in the Intellectual Property Clinic at University of Connecticut School of Law, where he performed patentability searches and drafted provisional patent applications in a pro bono setting.

Technical Expertise:

  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Dental implants with micro-nano scale coatings
  • Drug delivery
  • Surgical methods
  • Software applications
  • Computing and communication systems
  • Consumer appliances

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland State Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Registered Patent Attorney


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Brown University, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 2008
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 2006

Professional Activities:

  • Maryland State Bar Association

Selected Publications:

  • Larsen*, Seward*, et al. (2009). Biocompatible Nanoparticles Trigger Rapid Bacteria
  • Clustering. Biotechnology Progress (25)1094-1102.
  • Azadi, Seward, et al. (2012). Improved Antimicrobial Potency through Synergistic Action
    of Chitosan Microparticles and Low Electric Field. Appl Biochem Biotechnol (168) 531-541.