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Matthew Bycer

Matthew Bycer

Bycer & Marion, PLC
  • Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property
  • Arizona, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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Jennifer F. September 18, 2022
Outstanding Intellectual Property Lawyer! Great Guy, Very Skilled, Highly Recommend! I have been working with Matt since 2015. He was able to navigate a tricky utility patent with lots of working parts and various denials. In the end he got me everything I was initially being denied. Ultimately ending with a full utility patent from not only my product but the method of production as well. I have more recently directed others to his services, who are very “particular” with everything!! They could not be happier with his expertise and service. He is a great lawyer and a knowledgable and kind person! I could not recommend him more highly!
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JD/MBA services small companies and independent inventors to seek, procure, maintain, defend, and enforce intellectual property.
Matthew L. Bycer holds a physics degree from Brown University and a law business degree from the University of Arizona. Mr. Bycer began his career as a technical consultant for Accenture, where he worked on large software installation projects, working with ERP solutions such as SAP and Oracle for large corporate clients such as GE, BSC and EMC2. In pursuit of patent law, Matt returned to Arizona to earn a joint JD/MBA from the University of Arizona, where he worked in the physical sciences department of the UA Office of Technology Transfer. In addition, Matt spent time as an extern in the chambers of Chief Judge Stephen M. McNamee, District Court of Arizona, and assisted in the resolution of a complex patent litigation dispute in the field of aeronautics. Mr. Bycer has served on the State Bar of Arizona Intellectual Property Executive Council, including serving as the chairman 2019-2020. Matt has experience in patent consulting and patent landscaping, running an exploratory patent research project involving optical disk storage technologies. Matt has years of experience in patents and intellectual property at a top-rated intellectual property (IP) boutique where he was involved in obtaining, defending and enforcing IP. Matt thrives on supporting small and growing businesses, using IP to improve the competitive positioning of our clients. Matt is a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and a life member of Sigma Xi, scientific research society. In addition to patents, Matt enjoyed a short stint as a rugby player and currently enjoys skiing, golf and gardening.

Practice Areas
Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Intellectual Property
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    predictable fixed fees for patent prosecution
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
University of Arizona Office of Technology Transfer
Extern, Hon. Chief Judge Stephen M. McNamee
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
J.D. | Law - IP
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University of Arizona
MBA | Marketing - Business Admin
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Brown University
B.A. | Physics & Business Economics
Honors: Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society
Activities: Phi Kappa Psi Rugby, Captain
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Pro Bono Award
Arizona Public Patent Program
Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar Intellectual Property Section Executive Council
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Speaking Engagements
International Intellectual Property, AZ State Bar
Intellectual Property Section
Registered Patent Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Would a US Patent only cover my rights in the US or could I use a patent cooperation treaty with a US patent to further
A: A patent covers, and provides the right to stop someone from making, using, offering or selling

patented invention within the United States. 35 U.S.C. § 271(a). Therefore, if any substantial portion of the action occurs in the US, your US patent should provide a right to sue. It becomes more complicated if only a portion of the invention is made/sold in the US.

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) opens an opportunity to obtain further rights in foreign jurisdictions. For instance, if your product or process is made in one foreign country and exported to another, you would require a patent in at least one of those foreign jurisdictions to enforce your rights.
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Bycer Law, PLC
7220 N. 16th Street, Suite H
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Telephone: (602) 944-2277
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