Matthew F. Clapper



Cleveland patent attorney Matthew Clapper is a registered attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His practice centers on securing robust protection for the intellectual property of his clients.

Professional Experience

Cleveland patent attorney Matthew Clapper has more than thirteen years of experience in intellectual property law and is a registered attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Matthew’s practice centers on securing robust protection for client’s inventions and the names of their products and businesses. 

From individual inventors, family businesses and startup corporations to large businesses and Fortune 100 companies, Matthew tailors his approach to fit the spectrum of needs defined by each client’s business model and goals. He is known for advising clients in the use of intellectual property protection to support broader business strategies. This approach can help clients extract even more business value from patents, trademarks and trade names.  

Matthew has a graduate degree in physics and spent several years post-graduate school working in the field of engineering.  His diverse technical background enables Matthew to speak intelligently and in-depth with inventors in many fields of technology, including semiconductor design and manufacture, general electronics and electronic controllers, wireless communication, artificial intelligence algorithms and implementations of robotic cognition, as well as mechanical systems for vehicles, power equipment devices and many others.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

United States Patent Office

United States Trademark Office


  • Ohio State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships / Honors / Awards

  • Member, Cleveland Intellectual Property Lawyers Association


  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 2006
  • B.S and M.S., John Carroll University, 1998

Publications / Presentations