McAndrews, Held & Malloy Welcomes Patent Attorney and Former Ohio National Guard Officer Matthew Marrone as an Associate


August 31, 2016 – Chicago – McAndrews, Held & Malloy announced today the addition of Matthew Marrone as an Associate. Marrone focuses his practice on all areas of intellectual property law and has years of experience preparing, prosecuting and defending patent applications. He will join the firm’s ranks of attorneys, agents and tech specialists who have education degrees and professional experience in technology and IP-focused industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Marrone worked as a patent attorney at a local law firm in Cleveland, where he prosecuted more than 500 U.S., European, Japanese and other foreign patent applications. He also worked as a patent agent for Avery Dennison Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, and served as a logistical officer in the Ohio National Guard, which included deployments to Kosovo and Kuwait. His work within these roles, along with his physics teaching position at an international high school in Beijing, provides Marrone with extensive knowledge of the electrical, software, communications and computer system technology sectors.

While attending Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Marrone earned a certificate in intellectual property, with honors, and served as a student representative for the ABA Veteran’s Advocacy Initiate.

“I’m thrilled to be working alongside such an experienced, dedicated and collaborative team of attorneys,” said Marrone. “The firm’s roots in science and engineering, and its focus on technology and other specialized industries that rely on their intellectual property to survive tightly aligns with mine.”


About McAndrews, Held & Malloy

McAndrews, Held & Malloy boasts one of the most highly regarded teams of intellectual property attorneys, agents and technology specialists in the United States. Founded in 1988, the firm offers deep bench strength in matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. McAndrews attorneys have underlying scientific-based degrees and extensive prior experience in technology and IP-focused professions, and they routinely handle cases that involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies in specialized industries. While best known for their record of litigation successes, the firm also offers services in IP procurement, patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellations, IP/technology opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, development and licensing, M&A support, due diligence, design rights and joint ventures. Clients include multi-national corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups and world-renowned universities. For more information, visit