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Matthew Kohel Brings Significant Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation Experience to Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Baltimore Office

Published: 01/06/2022
Services: Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property

Matthew Kohel brings 20 years of experience to his new role as a partner in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Mr. Kohel guides clients through commercial disputes; trade secret, trademark and patent claims; and product liability cases. He is resident in the firm’s Baltimore office, and also admitted to practice in New York where he started his legal career.

Clients in an array of industries rely on Mr. Kohel to protect their interests in courts across the United States as well as in arbitrations. Mr. Kohel handles matters involving allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and the sale of counterfeit goods, as well as in employment and franchise claims. His experience with intellectual property matters includes claims involving the misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and patent issues involving inventorship disputes and claim construction. He also handles procedural issues involving the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in commercial and intellectual property cases, as well as licensing disputes, partnership disputes and shareholder disputes.

Mr. Kohel also drafts and negotiates agreements and licenses, with a focus on protecting intellectual property and proprietary technologies.

Some of Mr. Kohel’s notable engagements include:

  • Obtaining a significant monetary judgment and a permanent injunction against defendants who operated an internet-based counterfeiting operation.
  • Representing a client in theft of trade secret litigations where the technology at issue involved sensor design and wireless communications systems.
  • Defeating a request for a preliminary injunction to enforce a non-compete in a franchise agreement, and the court granting a motion to dismiss the case.
  • Resolving a dispute before litigation and negotiating the assignment to the client of patents that concern methods to manufacture and assemble a product made from super absorbent polymers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt to Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr,” said Jason M. St. John, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Matt has served as lead trial counsel in various commercial matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. His extensive experience leading matters in courts throughout the country make him an outstanding addition to the Saul Ewing team.”

Mr. Kohel earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from Binghamton University.