G. Matthew Brockway

Shareholder | At Icard Merrill Since 2008

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Florida, 2008

Practice Concentration

Matthew Brockway practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property law and land use law, drawing on his engineering training and experience.  Knowledgeable about domestic and international intellectual property law and policy, Mr. Brockway represents clients regarding a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.  His intellectual property law practice extends to litigation, asset management, licensing, and patent prosecution.

Mr. Brockway’s land use practice is similarly comprehensive, encompassing the entire land development process – from conception through final certification.  Applying practical engineering insight and legal knowledge to achieve his clients' residential and commercial land development goals and objectives, Mr. Brockway’s land use practice includes complex land use litigation and zoning approval concerns.


  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 2007)
    Intellectual Property Law Certificate; 
    Environmental Land Use Law Certificate;Pro Bono Certificate; Member and published author, University of Florida Law Review; Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, Journal of Technology Law and Policy; Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Florida (M.Eng., 2004)
  • University of Florida (B.S., Engineering, 2003)

Court Admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


Background and Experience

  • Before joining Icard Merrill, Mr. Brockway served as an intern at the World Intellectual Property Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property system that rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development, while safeguarding the public interest.

Professional Distinctions

  • Bronze Award, Legal Aid of Manasota (recognized for 20 to 49 hours of pro bono legal services) (2011, 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar: Member: Environmental and Land Use Law Section; City County and Local Government Law Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Young Lawyers Division
  • Sarasota County Bar Association: Member

Publications and Presentations

  • Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T Corp.: Amputating the Long Arm of Patent Law with Regard to Software Patents,127 S.Ct. 1746 (2007), 13 J. TECH. L. & POL’Y 149 (June 2008)