Matthew Grumbling


George Washington University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Johns Hopkins University (M.A., Chemistry, 1989)
University of Arizona (B.S., Chemistry, 1985)


Matt concentrates his practice in patent strategy, drafting, procurement, portfolio management, and opinions (patentability, validity, and freedom-to- operate), as well as IP licensing and general counseling, with particular experience in specialty pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and medical devices. Prior to joining Nguyen & Tarbet, Matt was a Lead Patent Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. in San Diego. Matt also has experience as “of Counsel” in McDermott, Will & Emery, as well as in-house experience at Isis (Ionis) Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was Assistant Director of Patents. Matt also has eight years’ experience in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he was a Primary Examiner in Tech Center 1600, in a heterocyclic chemical art unit.

Matt’s intellectual property work includes subject matter such as:

• injectable, transdermal, intranasal, and oral formulation chemistry and therapeutic methods
• small molecule pharmaceuticals
• oncology, CNS, inflammation, and pain management
• oligonucleotide and PNA chemistry, including manufacturing methods
• TCM pharmaceutics
• surgical instruments and procedures
• antibodies
• genes and proteins
• implantable surgical devices, including tissue implants
• medical devices and mechanical devices
• food chemistry
• silicon die manufacturing methods
• Internet methods
• paper manufacturing


United States Patent and Trademark Office
State Bar of California
State Bar of Maryland
United States Supreme Court