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Matthew W. Coryell


Matt is a shareholder at the Davis Brown Law Firm. He joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Department in November 2012. As a registered patent attorney, his practice focuses on obtaining patent, trademark, and copyright protection for firm clients. With a background in biochemistry and molecular biology, Matt offers clients considerable scientific expertise, as well as experience in intellectual property law.



In 2011, Matt received his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. A recipient of the Dean’s Academic Excellence Award, he served as an Articles Editor of the Journal of Corporation Law and was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society.

Matt obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa in 2008. As a graduate student, he studied the role of ion channels in brain physiology and disease.  In doing so, he gained technical expertise in variety of areas biotechnology— including biochemistry, molecular biology, qPCR, immunohistochemistry, virus-mediated gene transfer. Matt was a member of the Society for Neuroscience and a recipient of the NIH Kirschstein National Research Service Award.

Matt earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Cornell College where he was a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society.