Saint Louis University School of Law,
J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
Order of the Woolsack
Academic Achievement Award in Patent Law, Spring 2000
, St. Louis University Public Law Review
Managing Editor, 2000-2001
Articles Editor, 1999-2000
B.S., Chemistry, 1995
B.S., Mathematics, 1995
US Ct Appeals, Federal Circuit
US Patent and Trademark Office
US Supreme Ct
The Missouri Bar
American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Section
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Patent in St. Louis by The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2022
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2019-2024
Named a Lexology Client Choice Award Winner for Intellectual Property-Trademarks, 2013
Named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2013
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2000
Matt is looked to for his thorough understanding of his clients' business goals. He tailors his advice and strategies to each client's needs.
Matt litigates all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets. Matt has also developed a brand protection practice that incorporates different forms of intellectual property to combat piracy and counterfeiting. He is a registered patent attorney who practices before the Federal District Courts, Federal Appeals Courts, International Trade Commission, the Patent and Trademark Office, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States. Representing businesses and organizations of all sizes, Matt provides practical and cost-effective strategies to protect their valuable assets.
Matt was named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Patent in St. Louis in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings) and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings) for five consecutive years. Held in high regard by clients and peers, a client noted in Lexology Client Choice that, "Mr. Braunel is one of the top trademark practitioners not only in Missouri, but in the United States, and is a valuable asset to all corporate counsel."
Matt holds degrees in chemistry and mathematics, and completed graduate-level course work toward a doctoral degree in radiopharmaceutical chemistry before attending law school.
Quoted, "Rewriting The Rules: Do We Need A New Kind Of Licence To Solve GenAI’s Author Problem?"
World Intellectual Property Review, October 9, 2023
Quoted, "New PTAB Rule Could Lead To Rush Of Bids For Vidal's Eye"
Law360, July 28, 2023
Quoted, "New Tech, Same Laws? Navigating Trademark Protection in the Metaverse",
Law.com, August 9, 2022
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