Matthew E. Barnet, Ph.D.

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Matthew E. Barnet, Ph.D., is a senior associate in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution group and Life Sciences group. He focuses on patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and international clients in a wide range of technical areas, including biotechnology, catalysis, chemical separation processes, cosmetics, dyes, glass products, imaging devices, light-emitting materials, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, plastics, polymers, and semiconductors.

Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Dr. Barnet completed his doctoral studies in biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology. There he pioneered a method of time-lapse imaging live embryos during their early development, using confocal and multiphoton fluorescence microscopy, and computationally tracking individual cells during the formation of embryonic organs.

Dr. Barnet’s undergraduate degree is in Chemical Engineering is also from the California Institute of Technology. He obtained his Juris Doctor from George Mason University Law School.