ASSOCIATE

North Olmsted office

E-MAIL:

waters@rankinhill.com

DIRECT TELEPHONE:

+1 (440) 614-0612

FAX:

+1 (216) 566-9711

ADDRESS:

23755 Lorain Road, Suite 200 North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

MATTHEW T. WATERS received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1998. Mr. Waters received his Juris Doctor degree in 2002 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Mr. Waters was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2002 and admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011. Mr. Waters is a member of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association.

Before attending law school, Mr. Waters was employed in the chemical industry as an analytical chemist and also performed colon cancer research. Mr. Waters worked for nine years as an assistant county prosecutor and has extensive litigation experience. Mr. Waters is involved in all phases of patent prosecution including: preparation and prosecution of patent applications, legal opinions involving patentability, validity and infringement; and prior art searching and evaluations. Areas of interest include: polymers, cosmetics, adhesives, and related processing and chemical matters.