Matthew R. Carey is a registered patent attorney who counsels clients in the electrical and software engineering industry as it relates to patenting strategies as well as all stages of patent prosecution. His engineering background provides him an understanding of clients’ technologies and enables him to effectively and efficiently provide a range of patent procurement services. Mr. Carey also leverages his experience to assist on intellectual property litigation as well as develop strategies for acquiring and protecting intellectual property.

Mr. Carey was recognized as an “Emerging Lawyer” in the 2015–2017 editions of Emerging Lawyers Magazine, in which individuals are recognized among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Illinois.

Representative Experience

Mr. Carey is experienced across a range of technologies, including:

  • Computer hardware and software
  • Next generation mobile devices
  • User experience technology
  • Audio processing and related audio devices
  • Social networking, including front end interfacing and back end technologies
  • Operating systems and support
  • Cloud-based systems and networking
  • Image processing and printing devices
  • Semiconductors
  • Electrical and mechanical systems
  • Business methods, including various financial models and supply chain optimization techniques
  • Mobile applications and operating systems
  • Digital media delivery services
  • Gaming machines

Background and Credentials

Prior to joining Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, Mr. Carey worked as an intellectual property attorney for a variety of clients from startup companies to Fortune 500 corporations. He also worked for two years as a patent agent for a boutique IP firm. Mr. Carey gained technical experience in electrical and computer engineering in prior roles as an analyst for a national IT consulting firm and as a financial derivatives trader. Mr. Carey received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he also completed the Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program. He also holds a B.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D.)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S.)
    • Computer Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office