Boris A. Matvenko

As a Principal at KDW, Boris brings over 20 years of highly diverse experience in numerous facets of Intellectual Property law. He advises start-up and established companies as well as universities on creation, development, enhancing, and management of their domestic and international patent and trademark portfolios with a focus on sustaining, protecting, and growing companies’ business and shareholder values.


Boris routinely counsels clients on patentability, freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, invalidity as well as patent enforcement strategies, licensing, and due diligence. Boris regularly prepares and prosecutes US and international patent applications across a vast landscape of advanced technologies and industries.


  • Principal


  • New York Law School, New York, JD, 2001
  • Carnegie Mellon University, BS Mathematical Sciences and Physics (1998)


  • New York
  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights


  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Communication Technologies/Telecommunications
  • Consumer Products/Mechanical Devices and Systems
  • Medical Devices
  • Software and Computer Systems and Services
  • Technology, Hardware and Electronics
  • Electrical Systems

Notable Legal Expertise

  • Patent Portfolio Management and Strategic Counseling
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Patent Due Diligence
  • Clearance/FTO/Invalidity/Patentability Opinions
  • Design Patent Procurement
  • Trademark Procurement

Representative Technological Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, neural networks
  • Software systems, business methods, computing models (financial, medical and others)
  • Telecommunications technologies (LTE, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, RF, MIMO, split-layer architecture, millimeter wave, and IoT)
  • Fiber optic networks, subsea and terrestrial optical communication systems, acoustic sensing
  • Semiconductor manufacturing and application technologies
  • Electronic document creation, management, and storage
  • Storage and memory systems (data compression, security, and de-duplication)
  • Databases, user interfaces, web-based systems/tools
  • Network security (encryption, intrusion/virus protection)
  • Electrical systems
  • Medical device technologies (cardiovascular equipment, spinal/bone devices and implants, insulin delivery devices, blood centrifuges, ultrasound/HiFu, catheters/cannulas)
  • Image analysis, recognition, and correction
  • Agricultural storage products and waste management
Prior to joining KDW, Boris litigated patent infringement and validity issues before several US district courts, as well as the USPTO. The litigations involved multiple parties, patents, and complex technologies, including telecommunications, interactive voice response systems, asynchronous transfer mode communications, and others.


  • Special Counsel, Mintz Levin, New York, NY, 2017–2022
  • Associate/Of Counsel, Mintz Levin, New York, NY, 2005–2017
  • Associate, Gibbons, New York, NY, 2003–2005
  • Associate, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, 2001–2003


  • Representative Plaintiff Litigations
    • CVS Corp v. Ronald A Katz Technology Licensing LP, 2:07-cv-03002 (CD Cal 2008)
    • Rentrop v. The Spectranetics Corporation, 1:04-cv-00101 (SDNY 2007)
      Nortel Networks Ltd, et al v. Kyocera Wireless, 3:02-cv-00032 (ND Tx 2003)
  • Representative Defense Litigations
    • CreateAds LLC v. Squarespace Inc., 1:12-cv-01609 (Del 2015)
    • In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation, 2:07-ml-01816 (CD Cal 2014)
    • Axcess International, Inc. v. Savi Technologies, Inc., 3:10-cv-01033 (ND Tx 2013)
    • Centre One v. Vonage Holdings Corp. et al., 6:08-cv-00467 (ED Tx 2011)
    • Millennium, L.P. v. A2iA Corp., 1:09-cv-06857 (SDNY 2009)
    • QPSX Development 5 PTY LTD v. Juniper Networks, Inc. et al., 2:05-cv-00268 (ED Tx 2008)

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