Matthew M. Zuziak
1101 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Matthew M. Zuziak is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Trial & Appellate Practice Group. He is an experienced intellectual property trial attorney with a practice focused on patent, trade secret, and trademark disputes in federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Matt has litigated patents on a wide variety of technologies including pharmaceuticals, DNA sequencing, automotive components, industrial food slicing and packaging, high performance computing, and telecommunications.
Matt has experience in all stages of patent litigation including briefing and arguing motions in court, conducting fact and expert discovery, taking and defending depositions, and examining expert and fact witnesses at trial. He also has experience in brand enforcement work, including trademark and brand protection matters, and anti-counterfeiting actions in federal court.
Over the past two years, Matt has served as trial counsel in two jury trials and one bench trial in cases involving claims of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, trademark infringement, and counterfeiting. Most recently, he represented a plaintiff in a bench trial where the court awarded enhanced damages and attorneys’ fees to the plaintiff, after finding the defendants liable for willful trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and design patent infringement, awarding the plaintiff enhanced damages and attorneys’ fees. Last year, he represented a plaintiff in a trial where the jury returned a verdict of willful false advertising in favor of the plaintiff and awarded the plaintiff both compensatory and punitive damages.
Matt received his B.S., cum laude, and M.S. in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry and organic chemistry from DePaul University College of Science and Health. While in law school, Matt was a staff editor on the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law, a member of the Appellate Moot Court Society, and a judicial extern for Judge Amy J. St. Eve, formerly of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.