Matt Lapple

Matt is a registered patent attorney with twenty years’ experience in all areas of intellectual property. He has extensive experience helping clients obtain, enforce and defend against patents in a wide variety of technology areas, including software, wireless communications, consumer products, architectural systems, medical devices, and cannabis. Matt also has litigated cases in each of the major intellectual-property disciplines — patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets — and also counsels clients on such issues as licensing, online contracting, and compliance with online privacy policies. In addition, Matt has litigated a wide range of commercial issues critical to technology companies, including anonymous online trade libel, breaches of software licenses, and putative class-action lawsuits alleging defective electronic products.

Matt is a regular speaker at cannabis business and law events and most recently appeared at the National Cannabis Industry Association convention in Oakland, the Cannabis Law Institute hosted by the National Cannabis Bar Association, and a Law Seminars International continuing education program for other lawyers.

Matt is the incoming president of the Orange County (California) Intellectual Property Law Association and a master in the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court.

In 2011, Matt left an AmLaw 50 national law firm and founded a boutique intellectual property firm in Orange County, California.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin.