Matthew D. Stein

Social networking, cloud computing, software development and licensing, data and application hosting, data privacy and security mean that today's businesses, large and small, face an increasingly complex and competitive landscape in the new information economy. Matt Stein understands the real world challenges and opportunities presented by these emerging technologies and provides clients with thoughtful, pragmatic advice in the areas of copyright, trademark, licensing, data privacy and security, rights of publicity and information technology.

Matt focuses his practice on two key areas:

  • Negotiating all manner of commercial contracts relating to information technology and intellectual property
  • Managing, defending, licensing, and enforcing domestic and international trademark portfolios 

Professional Activities
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Maine School of Law, Copyright in a Global Information Economy
  • Rethinking UCITA: Lessons from the Open Source Movement, 58 Maine L. Rev. 157 (2006)
Civic Activities
  • Board of Directors, One Longfellow Square, 2012-present
  • Advisory Committee, Project AWARE, 2010-present

Practice Areas

Representative Experience
  • Structure and negotiate technology license and services agreements for major smart grid implementation project in New England
  • Regularly negotiate complex software licenses, ASP services, and other financial services outsourcing agreements for top-20 U.S. bank
  • Prepare and negotiate software development and hosting services agreements for fast-growing technology start-up
Representative Experience
  • Serves as U.S. intellectual property counsel to Electronic Recyclers International, Inc. (ERI), the largest recycler of electronic waste in North America. 
  • Advise prominent designer of consumer goods in connection with copyright, trade dress, and rights of publicity
Representative Experience
  • Advise clients to mitigate risks associated with cloud-based technology services 
  • Develop and implement social networking policies and procedures relating to cutting-edge use of Facebook®, YouTube®, Twitter® and Flickr®
Representative Experience
  • Prepare and negotiate trademark license agreements and product distribution and reseller agreements
  • Clear, prosecute, and enforce domestic and international trademark portfolios for companies in the technology, consumer product, clothing/footwear, design, and personal care industries