C. Mathis Brazeal is a third year law student at The George Washington University Law School. Mathis assists clients of Rothwell Figg in both patent prosecution and litigation matters. With an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, Mathis focuses his work on assisting companies in the wireless communication, software, and electronics industries.
As a summer associate at the firm, Mathis drafted legal memoranda and conducted legal research pertinent to discovery issues, claim validity, and other topics arising in patent litigation. His litigation work has addressed a wide range of issues, ranging from the creation of infringement charts to research memoranda. In addition, he has drafted responses to office actions and multiple provisional patent applications along with participating in numerous client meetings, in which he provided initial recommendations to clients on the patentability of inventions. Continuing work as a law clerk, he has drafted multiple patent applications pertaining to a wide array of technical areas including machine learning and electrical sensors for clients ranging from small engineering startups to global corporations. In addition, Mathis gained experience involving patent litigation and government rulemaking as a former legal intern at both the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
At the ITC, Mathis drafted legal memoranda and conducted legal research, often involving patent law, pertinent to litigation involving allegations of unfair trade practices; drafted policy suggestions regarding potential rules that the ITC considered adopting; and assisted attorneys in preparing oral arguments defending the ITC’s decisions before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. At the FCC, he drafted legal memoranda pertaining to telecommunicating rule making and other Commission documents.
Mathis also maintains an active presence in the intellectual property field at GW Law School, where he is involved in the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, as well as being an Arbitration Competition Participant and a Mock Trial Participant. He earned his B.S. in electrical engineering, with minors in philosophy and math, from the University of Alabama.
*Not admitted to the D.C. Bar
J.D., The George Washington University Law School (candidate)
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama