Matthew T. Macari

Matt focuses his practice on assisting clients with intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution and counseling, and has extensive career experience with licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Matt's litigation experience provides him with the tools necessary to draft and prosecute patent applications with a constant eye toward enforceability and value. Likewise, Matt's prosecution experience gives him the knowledge required to understand the true scope, value and validity of a patent that may be eventually considered by a judge or jury.

Matt's education and experience further provides him with an edge in understanding various technologies and developing effective strategies for representing clients before the patent office.

Background and Recognition

Prior to joining S|U|M IP, Matt spent eight years as an attorney with one of Minnesota's largest intellectual property boutique law firms. In addition to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he is admitted in Arizona and Minnesota. 

Matt was recognized as a SuperLawyers Rising Star by Minnesota Law and Politics for 2007, 2009 and 2011. This was a recognition by his attorney peers that Matt is among the top up-and-coming lawyers under 40 years old in Minnesota. 

Technology Areas

  • Computers
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanical
  • Software


  • University of Arizona, B.A., Political Science
  • Yavapai College, 2 A.A.S., Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2001, magna cum laude


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Federal District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Federal District Court, District of Arizona
  • Pro hac vice admission in additional jurisdictions 


Patents as Business Tools: What Non-Patent-Attorneys Need to Know, Hennepin County Bar Association CLE, June 2003