Matthew T. Ridsdale, J.D. | Counsel 

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Phone: 312-558-1370

Fax: 312-614-1873


Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2001)

Keller Graduate School of Management (MBA, 1997)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (B.S., 1993)

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Legal Services

Intellectual Property Strategic Counseling

Technology Transfer

Patent Prosecution

Intellectual Property Litigation

Matthew Ridsdale is a Patent attorney specializing in the acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights. Experienced in the fields of: medical devices and instruments, business methods, networked process control systems, telecommunication systems, and secure or networked gaming.

Engineering experience in metrology, statistical process control, vision recognition systems and the design, testing and evaluation of Man-Machine Interfaces (MMI). Past projects included the design, programming, and control of high-speed process control equipment.

Matthew’s specialties include Patent preparation and prosecution, preparation of legal opinions, patent portfolio management, license drafting, developing IP strategy and client counseling.

Matthew worked as an in-house senior patent counsel at Trading Technologies International, INC. from Feb. 2012 to Mar. 2017. He managed a corporate innovation team tasked with protecting technologies related to web-delivered high-speed data services, and graphical user interfaces. His responsibilities include: identifying protectable projects in cooperating with engineering and marketing teams, analyzing the scope of protection available with respect to the corporate innovation strategy and business constraints, and preparing initial disclosures packages and provisional patent applications. He also practiced before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in connection with ongoing patent litigation.

Before 2012, Matthew was a partner at Lempia Summerfield Katz.  Matthew also worked as an associate for Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione and Marshall Gerstein & Borun.

In addition to his experience in the legal field, Matthew is experienced in designing and controlling heavy equipment for the automated manufacturing of automotive airbags, frame elements and rack & pinion components.  Matthew’s work included acting as a product engineer for Panasonic Factory Automation designing and testing vision algorithms for high-speed surface mount equipment used to manufacture printed circuit boards. He also programmed and designed metrology testing equipment and software for process control monitoring and equipment calibration of surface mount equipment.