Leading IP Litigator Brings Extensive Management Experience to New Role

Boston – Foley & Lardner LLP today announced the appointment of partner Matthew B. Lowrie as chair of its Intellectual Property Litigation practice group.

Lowrie focuses his practice in the areas of patent litigation, counseling and the patent acquisition process. With a strong technical background, Lowrie is knowledgeable in computer architecture, algorithms and software, analog and digital circuits, semiconductor design, telecommunications, consumer products and medical devices.

Prior to joining Foley in May 2009, Lowrie was a founding partner of Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP. He was also previously chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks.

“Matt brings a wealth of management experience to his new role,” said Stephen Maebius, chair of Foley’s Intellectual Property Department. “During his short tenure at Foley, his depth of experience and innovative ideas for the support of cases have strengthened the firm’s leading intellectual property litigation capabilities not only in Boston, but nationally and internationally as well. We are confident he will continue to make a lasting contribution to the growth of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group.”

Lowrie has a well-established litigation practice, representing clients in the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of matters, including those that require his distinctive understanding of electrical engineering, computer science and related technical issues. He has served as lead trial counsel in intellectual property cases in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Additionally, he has tried cases in the Court of Federal Claims and in front of the International Trade Commission.

“Matt has long been recognized as a premier patent litigator and is an excellent choice to lead the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group,” said Ralf Böer, Foley’s chairman and CEO. “His appointment underscores our continued commitment to implementing innovative solutions and strategies for cost-effective intellectual property dispute resolutions that are essential to our clients.”

Lowrie has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer for intellectual property. A frequent speaker and author, Lowrie is currently an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches patent law.

Lowrie replaces Foley partner Larry L. Shatzer, who served as Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group for four years.

Comprised of nearly 240 attorneys, Foley’s Intellectual Property practice is a recognized leader in IP legal services. For the eighth consecutive year, Foley was ranked by IP Today as one of the top 10 firms for the number of patents issued and by IP Law & Business magazine as one of the top patent litigation firms in the nation. These rankings make Foley the only general practice firm to appear in the top 10 for both patent litigation and patent procurement.

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