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C. Mathis Brazeal* Law Clerk
Overview

Working as a law clerk while earning his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, C. Mathis Brazeal assists Rothwell Figg clients in matters pertaining to both patent prosecution and litigation. Mr. Brazeal specializes in assisting companies in the wireless communication, software, and electronics industries. As a clerk, Mr. Brazeal has drafted multiple patent applications pertaining to a wide array of technical areas including machine learning and electrical sensors.

As a former summer associate at the firm, Mr. Brazeal drafted legal memoranda and conducted legal research pertinent to discovery issues, claim validity, and other issues arising in patent litigation. In addition, Mr. Brazeal drafted responses to office actions and multiple provisional patent applications. He also is a former legal intern at both the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the ITC, Mr. Brazeal 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, Mr. Brazeal drafted legal memoranda pertaining to telecommunicating rule making and other commission documents.

At GW Law School, Mr. Brazeal is involved in the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, as well as being an Arbitration Competition Participant and a Mock Trial Participant. Mr. Brazeal 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