Matthew F. Clapper



Professional Experience

Matthew Clapper is a registered attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has more than thirteen years of experience in intellectual property law.  Matthew’s practice centers on securing robust protection for client’s inventions and the names of their products and businesses.  From individual inventors, family businesses and startup corporations to large businesses and Fortune 100 companies, Matthew tailors his practice to fit the spectrum of needs defined by each client’s business model.   His practice assists clients in folding intellectual property protection into wider business strategies, and increasing the business value that may be obtained from patents, trademarks and trade names.  

Matthew has a graduate degree in physics and spent several years post-graduate school working in the field of engineering.  His diverse technical background enables Matthew to speak intelligently and in-depth with inventors in many fields of technology, including semiconductor design and manufacture, general electronics and electronic controllers, wireless communication, artificial intelligence algorithms and implementations of robotic cognition, as well as mechanical systems for vehicles, power equipment devices and many others.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

United States Patent Office

United States Trademark Office


  • Ohio State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships / Honors / Awards

  • Member, Cleveland Intellectual Property Lawyers Association


  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 2006
  • B.S and M.S., John Carroll University, 1998