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Matthew Ganas

Matthew Ganas

Of Counsel

Matthew Ganas has a wide range of intellectual property litigation and trial experience, including in patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, and false advertising matters.

Matthew has experience representing medical device, automotive, and computer hardware and software industry clients in high-stakes patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases involving various technologies, such as energy-based (RF and ultrasonic) surgical instruments, transcatheter replacement heart valves and guidewires, optical object tracking systems, computer and network security solutions, utility location and damage prevention software, credit card payment processing systems, wireless network data transmissions, and automated website tutorial and chatbot interface tools.

Matthew has also represented multinational sports, media, and entertainment, fashion and retail, and consumer products clients in high-profile cases involving copyright, trademark, and design patent claims relating to sports photography, athletic apparel and leisurewear, cookware, and soft drinks.

Bar admissionsNew York
CourtsUnited States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Western District of New YorkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • J.D., New York University School of Law
    Larry Fleisher Memorial Foundation Prize (Sport and Entertainment Law)
  • B.A., Fordham University
    cum laude


Matthew has been recognized in Sports Illustrated as an "accomplished intellectual property attorney" and "a sports attorney who has worked on litigation involving teams in Serie A, the WNBA and other leagues." McCann, M, "Nike Countersues Kawhi Leonard in Ongoing Battle Over 'The Klaw' Logo," Jul. 18, 2019.

Matthew was the recipient of NYU Law School's Larry Fleisher Memorial Foundation Prize for extraordinary achievement in the area of Sports and Entertainment Law.

Pro Bono

Matthew provides pro bono legal services to non-profit New York City youth sports organizations, as well as other public interest organizations, in connection with intellectual property management, licensing and general contract matters.



  • Panelist, "Current Intellectual Property Issues Facing the Entertainment Industry," Syracuse University College of Law's 4th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium (April 6, 2018)