Matthew A. Welborn

Associate

(405) 552-2212
matthew.welborn@mcafeetaft.com
Oklahoma City

Matthew Welborn is a registered patent attorney whose practice is dedicated to assisting clients of all sizes – from inventors, entrepreneurs and start-ups to public and private companies and established brands – in protecting, enforcing, and leveraging their investments in intellectual property assets. His work encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, licensing agreements, trade secrets, and related litigation in federal courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

A significant portion of Matthew’s efforts is dedicated to assisting clients in all phases of the patent and trademark application and enforcement process. His patent practice involves conducting prior art searches, advising clients on the patentability of inventions, preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, and drafting patent licensing agreements. His trademark practice involves the clearance, preparation and prosecution of marks, licensing transactions, trademark enforcement, and the representation of clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings.

As a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Group, Matthew also assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing their risks related to cybersecurity and data collection, protection and use; complying with various state, federal and foreign privacy laws; and drafting privacy and information security policies and procedures.

Central to his goal of providing client-centered representation is his commitment to staying abreast of legal developments, challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving field of intellectual property law, to working collaboratively with clients to understand their unique visions and business goals, to being responsive to their needs for timely answers to pressing or complex questions, and to educating them on both the law and their options so that they can make well-informed decisions at every juncture.

A native Oklahoman and citizen of the Muscogee Nation, Matthew graduated with distinction with his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2020. Three years later, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he served as assistant managing editor of the Oklahoma Law Review, co-founded the First Generation Law Student Association, was awarded an OU Law Merit Scholarship and the Cobell Indigenous Scholarship Award, and was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. He also represented OU as a member of the National Patent Application Drafting Competition team, was an active member of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and earned American Jurisprudence Awards for academic achievement in Patents, Professional Responsibility, and Remedies.

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • National Alliance of School Crisis Responders (Board of Directors)
  • Oklahoma, 2023
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2023
  • J.D., University of Oklahoma, 2023
    • Assistant Managing Editor, Oklahoma Law Review; Intellectual Property Law Club; Co-founder, First Generation Law Student Association; Merit Scholarship; Cobell Indigenous Scholarship Award; Phi Delta Phi; 3 American Jurisprudence Awards
  • B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), with special distinction, University of Oklahoma, 2020
    • OU Engineering Club; American Indian Science and Engineering Society