Matthew Littlefield

Matthew J. Littlefield


Matthew J. Littlefield is a member of the Electrical and Software practice team in Ballard Spahr's Patents Group, where he focuses on patent prosecution, including application drafting, preparing responses to office actions, and foreign prosecution. Prior to joining the team as an associate, Matt served as the firm's IP Patent Process Manager and supervised the IP Docketing Department, the Information Disclosure Statement Team, and the Annuities Team. He also directed support staff in optimizing and maintaining the docket database to ensure data quality and proper interfacing with intra-firm applications.

Before joining Ballard Spahr, Matt served as an associate for a law firm in Atlanta, where he counseled clients on trademark and copyright issues. He also served as an extern at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Intellectual Property Law (Atlanta), 2022-2024 and Patent Law (Atlanta), 2022-2024



Georgia State University (B.S., Computer Science, 2018)

Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
Editor, GSU Law Review
VP of Research, Writing, and Advocacy, GSU Moot Court
Best Brief, 2013 International Trademark Association Moot Court Competition

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business (B.B.A., cum laude, 2009)



Supreme Court of Georgia

The Georgia Court of Appeals

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office