We are an intellectual property law firm — we protect your ideas.
We provide legal services related to intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Our legal services include establishing rights to intellectual property on behalf of our clients, providing counsel in respect to our clients’ intellectual property, and providing counsel on assertions by others of intellectual property rights adverse to our clients.
We provide these legal services in the United States and also throughout the world, using a network of associates in other countries.
The firm includes practitioners with undergraduate and advanced degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, and microbiology.
The firm was founded in Bridgeport, Connecticut, by patent attorney D. Lewis Mattern in 1921, after graduation from Georgetown University Law School in 1913. In 1963 Robert H. Ware joined Lew Mattern, and the firm of Mattern & Ware was formed.
Over the succeeding years, the firm has grown to encompass attorneys with technical backgrounds ranging from electronics and mechanical engineering to biochemistry.
Over the years, the firm has represented many multi-national corporations, local companies and individuals. The firm has relationships with many foreign intellectual property law firms, allowing its clients to protect their intellectual property throughout the world.
The firm is located in Monroe, Connecticut, and continues as Ware Fressola Maguire & Barber LLP.