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, Matt 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.
Matt’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, his land use practice includes complex land use litigation and zoning approval concerns.
Before joining Icard Merrill, Matt 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.
The Best Lawyers in America, 2023, 2024
Elite Top Attorneys, Sarasota Magazine, 2021, 2022
Bronze Award, Legal Aid of Manasota (recognized for 20 to 49 hours of pro bono legal services), 2011, 2012
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2019
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY 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 & 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)
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