Edgar Matias

Associate ( Chicago )

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Clients turn to Edgar Matias for guidance around protecting, enforcing, and defending their intellectual property rights. An accomplished scientific researcher before beginning his law career, Edgar brings deep technical knowledge and sharp analytic skills to his practice.

Before joining RSHC, Edgar was an associate attorney at a national law firm where he worked on a range of patent and trademark-related issues, including infringement complaints and defense, patent claim construction, patent prosecution, and licensing matters. He also has experience with matters related to Uniform Domain Name Resolution Dispute Policy and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Having studied biological engineering and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edgar previously was a researcher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where he gained hands-on laboratory experience in early HIV-1 transmission studies and contributed to various research publications. He also was part of a research team at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, working on improving influenza vaccine production.



Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2020, summa cum laude
Editor, Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property
Dean’s List
Order of the Coif
Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar
Harold J. and Nancy F. Krent Excellence Award Recipient (2018)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Biological Engineering and Physics, 2013

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law, 2023-2024), Best Lawyers®

Languages Spoken & Fluency

Spanish, Native

Publications & Presentations

"Localization of Infection in Neonatal Rhesus Macaques After Oral Viral Challenge," (co-author) PLOS Pathogens (vol. 17, no. 11, 2021)
“Th17 Cells Are Preferentially Infected Very Early after Vaginal Transmission of SIV in Macaques,” (co-author) Cell Host & Microbe (vol. 19, no. 4, 2016)