Matthew Gregory Berkowitz


Matt Berkowitz is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Litigation Group.  His practice focuses on patent litigation in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as post-grant proceedings in the US Patent and Trademark Office.  Mr. Berkowitz has experience across a broad spectrum of technologies, including consumer electronics, memory systems, hybrid vehicles, pre-collision vehicle systems, aircraft components, and pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Berkowitz has been named one of the “Top 40 under 40 Intellectual Property Lawyers” by the American Society of Legal Advocates as well as a 2015 New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers.  In 2016, Benchmark Litigation recognized Mr. Berkowitz in its inaugural “Under 40 Hot List.”

Selected Experience

  • Representing Airbus before the Federal Circuit in an appeal from an inter partes reexamination. Mr. Berkowitz argued the appeal, which resulted in a precedential opinion in Airbus's favor. Airbus S.A.S. v. Firepass Corp. (Fed. Cir. July 17, 2015). Mr. Berkowitz also argued several appeals for Airbus before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, wherein the Board affirmed the rejection of all asserted claims. Firepass v. Airbus (E.D.N.Y).
  • Lead counsel to Toyota in five inter partes review proceedings. Toyota’s petitions were granted on all 50 combined claims across the five proceedings for which review was requested.
  • Representing Toyota in multiple cases originally involving 24 patents. Multiple patents were dismissed before claim construction and dozens of asserted claims were held unpatentable following inter partes review decisions. Toyota also won transfer of the case to the Eastern District of Michigan, and was ultimately successful in getting all remaining claims dismissed.


  • Temple University, J.D., 2005, cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Industrial Engineering, 2002



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