Brent E. Matthias


Since becoming an attorney in 1996, Brent has practiced exclusively in the areas of patent prosecution and related opinion and counseling matters.

While his focus is primarily within the mechanical arts, Brent also has specific experience in the electro-mechanical, electrical, and software areas. Brent has worked extensively on medical devices, consumer products, industrial machinery, automotive technology, and process control applications. Brent also has extensive experience protecting intellectual property rights in foreign countries.

Prior to forming Miller, Matthias & Hull LLP, Brent was an equity partner with a large intellectual property firm in Chicago and an associate in the Rockford, Ill. office of another large Chicago-based firm. Before attending law school, Brent gained experience as a mechanical project engineer for a company in Elgin, Ill. designing auxiliary printing press and pollution control equipment.

Brent is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago in 1996. He also holds a B.S. degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.


  • Mechanical Arts
  • Electro-Mechanical Arts
  • Electrical
  • Software
  • Medical Devices
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Automotive Technology
  • Process Control Applications


  • J.D. cum laude
    Loyola University
  • B.S., General Engineering
    University of Illinois